Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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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 results:

26.12.21 - Durham University Estates (local event) simple results

26.12.21 - Durham University Estates (local event) results with controls

19.09.21 - Cong Burn (local event) simple results

19.09.21 - Cong Burn (local event) splits

Future NN activities:

Next NN committee: date tba

Next NN committee: date tba

Next NN event : details tba


NN club night - is active each Wednesday evening around the Durham area - all welcome.


Please use this link for NN event entry payment details only.

Future events:

NOTE - due to ongoing concerns about the Corona Virus, orienteering events, nationwide, may be suspended during the next few weeks. Some limited events may still be organised but under strict Government guidelines for the area they are in. Please check club websites before travelling to events.


12.01.22 (Wed) - Newton Aycliffe (CLOK local event) - Lamp-O event

16.01.22 (Sun) - Wansbeck Riverside Park (NATO local event)

22.01.22 (Sat) - Rising Sun Country Park (NATO local event) Autumn/Winter LOP series

29.01.22 (Sat) - Stockton Riverside (CLOK regional event) - Urban Sprint event

30.01.22 (Sun) - Hemlington (CLOK regional event) - Urban event

Virtual Courses:

Low Burnhall, Durham (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice

Gilesgate, Durham (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice

North Durham, (Pity Me, Newton Hall and Framwellgate) (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice

Houghall Woods, Durham (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice

Aykley Heads, Durham (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice

West Durham, Broom Park, Bear Park, Durham (Score) Virtual, MapRun event - available till further notice


For details of any other Virtual courses please search the MapRunF app on your mobile device

Next MLN event:

26.1.22 (Wed) - Beverley West Woods - 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, but will generally need pre-event security clearance if held on MOD land. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Al Mathers).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news items)


NN Club Top - posted 9.1.22

The new, re-designed NN Club O top has finally arrived. It was on show following the CLOK team relay event at Flatts Lane today, where there was an impressive line up of club members modelling it for a photo shot, kindly taken by Frank Shillitoe (NATO). The photo can be viewed here. Many thanks for all those who were instrumental in its design. If you have ordered one or would like one then contact our club chairperson.


CompassSport Cup 2022 - posted 9.1.22

The CompassSport Cup preliminary heats are to be held on Sunday, 6th March and the club will probably be entered in the HALO event at Cawthorne and Keldy, near Pickering. Full details are not available as yet but it would be good if club members could keep this date free in their calendar.


NN 2022 fixtures - posted 26.10.21

A few dates for your diary - firstly, Saturday 2nd April 2022, when we are hoping to use The Cragg Estate for a middle distance event, pending securing permissions from the land owners. This is to be the weekend of the Northern Championships which are to be held by NATO at Simonside on 3rd April - NATO are also to host an urban sprint event at Cramlington on Friday 1st April.

Secondly - Friday 3rd June, when we are hoping to stage a short Sprint event around one of the Durham Hill Colleges. This is to be part of another weekend of events to support NATO's Newcastle City Race on Sunday 5th June with CLOK staging a sprint event at Stockton on Saturday 4th June.


NN AGM minutes, 25.11.20 - posted 28.11.20

The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 25.11.20 and the Minutes are available here. The Treasurers report will be sent separately to club members.


The British Orienteering eLearning Event Safety Course - posted 25.9.20

British Orienteering have launched an E-Learning Event Safety Course. Attendance at a British Orienteering Event Safety and Welfare Workshop is a mandatory requirement for all Organisers, Planners, Controllers and other key officials at all levels of British Orienteering registered Events. This course is currently free till the end of this year and the course takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Full details can be found here.


'The Run In' DUOC podcasts - posted 7.9.20

You can now listen to over 30 episodes of DUOC podcast, The Run In. It's made with club orienteers in mind, and gives you a fun and chatty insight into the experiences of orienteers from the UK and beyond. As a member of the GB team, Will Gardner brings his international experience, and as a journalist and commentator, Katherine Betts gets to the heart of the guest's story. New full-length episodes are released every fornight, and some quick-fire "Sprint" episodes have been added, meaning there's something new to listen to every week.

You can listen on desktop via Stitcher the-run-in-2, or on your phone. It's also on most of the major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podcast Addict etc. Just search "The Run In". Or you can find it on social media: Facebook theruninpod2, Twitter TheRunInPod, and Instagram therunin.


Orienteering training videos - posted 10.2.20

Start Orienteering, A Newcomer's Guide, Presented by Graham Gristwood on YouTube.

South London Orienteers have been releasing a series of get up to speed videos, presented by members of the GB Orienteering team, focussing on some key skills. There are currently eight available and all can be seen on YouTube.