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:

21.05.22 - Aykley Heads (CATI event) results

02.04.22 - Shaftoe Crags (National event) results

02.04.22 - Shaftoe Crags (National event) comments

02.04.22 - Shaftoe Crags (National event) RouteGadget

02.04.22 - Shaftoe Crags (National event) Green Jury decision

Future NN activities:

Details of NN events and activities can also be found on the clubs FaceBook page.


Next NN committee: 26.05.22 (Thurs) - convened at 7pm on 'Zoom'.

Next NN event : 03.06.22 (Fri) - Fellgate Estate, Jarrow - Jubil-O - Urban Sprint event, entries close midnight Sunday, 29th May 2022.


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.


03.06.22 (Fri) - Fellgate Estate, Jarrow (NN local event) - Jubil-O - Urban Sprint event

04.06.22 (Sat) - Stockton Riverside (CLOK Regional event) - Jubil-O - Urban Sprint event

05.06.22 (Sun) - Newcastle City Race (NATO National event) - Jubil-O - Urban and UKUL event

08.06.22 (Wed) - Preston Park, Eaglescliffe (CLOK local event) - Summer Series

18.06.22 (Sat) - Broompark Picnic Area, Durham (NN local event) - Summer Series 'CATI' event

29.06.22 (Wed) - Flatts Lane Country Park (CLOK local event) - Summer Series

09.07.22 (Sat) - Bearpark Colliery Woods, Durham (NN local event) - Summer Series 'CATI' 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:

8.6.22 (Wed) - Tees Wildlife & Preston Park - 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)


Jubil-O weekend - posted 11.4.22

To celebrate the Queens Platinum Anniversary in June, the three open clubs in the North East are to collaborate on a weekend of orienteering events. This is to start with an Urban Sprint event on Friday, 3rd June hosted by NN at Fellgate Estate, followed by another Urban Sprint event on Saturday, 4th June hosted by CLOK at Stockton Riverside and culminating with a full Urban and UKUL event on Sunday, 5th June hosted by NATO at Newcastle.


Northumberland Spring weekend - update - posted 4.4.22

By all accounts and despite some major set backs with permissions for the Northern Championships, it appears that the Northumberland Spring weekend was a resounding success. The NN Middle Distance event at Shaftoe Crags on the Saturday was blessed with some fine weather and competitors appeared to enjoy both the area and the courses with many good comments passed at the download point. A big thanks must go to all the club members, plus a few from other clubs, who rallied round to help things run smoothly on the day. A particularly good performace was put in by our own Yolanda Hampshire-Wright (W16) winning her age class at Shaftoe and also becoming Northern Champion on Sunday - well done!


CompassSport Cup & Trophy 13.3.22 - posted 13.3.22

The club put out quite a strong team for the CompassSport Trophy competition at Duncombe Park & Windy Pits today. The club finished 5th out of 8 behind some strong teams from what used to be classed as 'large' clubs - CLOK, EBOR. There were some good performances from Yokub Hampshire-Wright and Elizabeth Bedwell scoring maximum points. Provisional live results can be found here. Full results will be available shortly here.


NN Newsletter - posted 3.2.22

Matthew Foskett has taken on the role of creating a newsletter to keep club members abreast of items of interest generally to do with the club. If you feel you can contribute to any topics of interest then I'm sure that Matthew will be delighted to hear from you.


NN Committee meeting minutes (27.1.22) - posted 3.2.22

Minutes of the latest NN committee meeting held by Zoom on 27th January can be found here.


CompassSport Cup 2022 - update - posted 22.1.22

A revised date and venue for the CompassSport Cup preliminary heats has been set, which are now to be held on Sunday, 13th March at the HALO event at Duncombe Park & Windy Pits, near Helmsley. The club team captain will be in touch shortly to ascertain your availability to compete - entry fees will be covered by the club. As a small club we really need almost the whole club to help to be competitve.


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.


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.