Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 20.2.17


and welcome to the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club website. If you are new to orienteering and would like to know more then please visit the British Orienteering website, where there is a wealth of information for those new to the sport. However, if you would like to find out more about our club, or are interested in joining us, then please read on or contact our Membership Secretary.

Recent NN events:

Latest NN results29.01.17 - Shaftoe Crags (Level D) simple results
 29.01.17 - Shaftoe Crags (Level D) splits
 26.12.16 - Houghall Woods (Level D - Charity Score) results - see news below
    Photo's from the event kindly shared by David Aspin

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night23.02.17 (Thurs) NO CLUB NIGHT THIS WEEK
Next NN event05.03.17 (Sun) Bishop Auckland Park (NN level D)
Next local events25.02.17 (Sat) Weetslade (NATO level D) Winter LOP series
 05.03.17 (Sun) Bishop Auckland Park (NN level D)
 12.03.17 (Sun) CSC + Trophy round 1 (CLOK level B) Cringle & Cold Moors
Major events14-17.04.17 (Easter) The JK (SEOA) - Brunel University / Ambersham Common / Holmbush / Pippingford Park
 6-7.05.17 (Sat/Sun) British Champs + Relays (NWOA) - High Dam / Summer House Knott
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event1.3.17 (Wed) Rowntree Park, York - pre-entry required


MLN (Military League North) details can be found on the British Army Orienteering Club page and results can normally be found here.

Events are generally held on a Wednesday and are usually open to the public. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Tony Ryder).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

NE Night Championships - 4.2.17 - posted 5.2.17
The NE Night Championships were held at Stocksfield on Saturday, 4th February. Although night events appeal to only a limited number of people the following club members managed to win their classes and become NE Night Champions for 2017 - Saskia Warren (Womens Open), Nigel Wright (Mens Vets), Debby Warren (Womens Vets) and Jeneba Hampshire-Wright (Womens U16) - well done. Full results can be found on the NATO website.
For those interested in night events, the Northern Night Champs are to be held at Knapton, nr Malton on Saturday, 18th February and the British Night Champs are to be held at Great Tower, nr Newby Bridge on Saturday, 25th February.
The Northern Championships (day) are to be held at Bigland, nr Newby Bridge on Sunday, 26th February.
Shaftoe Crags 29.1.17 - posted 29.1.17
This was the first event in the NEOL for 2017 held on a brisk winters day, although it did brighten up once the event got underway. Apart from the queues at registration and a few problems with 'dead' E-tags things seemed to be going well. The number of competitors who turned up caught us out a bit and a strain was put on the number of maps printed. This is nornmally based on previous events on the area and other NEOL events so should generally have been sufficient. Fortunately a few competitors agreed to us re-cycling their map which helped us out of an embarrassing situation and we are grateful to them for that. Electronic copies of those maps have been sent out, but if anybody has been missed them let me, Rob Mckenna know and I will forward one to you.
CompassSport Cup & Trophy 2017 - posted 11.1.17
The first round of the CSCup & Trophy is to be held on Sunday, 12th March this year. The nearest venue for our club will be hosted by CLOK at Cringle and Cold Moors on the NW edge of the North York Moors near Carlton in Cleveland. This is one of the premier club team competitions and being a small club we will be entered in the Trophy. The winner of this round of the Trophy will make it through to the final so it is important that club members keep this date free in there diary. Entry fees will be paid by the club - Debbie Warren is the current club team captain and will probably be in touch nearer the date.