Northern Navigators Orienteering Club - OLD WEBSITE

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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and welcome to the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club website. To view the current website visit Northern Navigators This site was frozen in September 2022 but remains available online for interest

Recent NN events

Latest results:

25.08.22 - Newton Hall (Street/Score event) results

09.07.22 - Bearpark Colliery Woods (CATI event) results

18.06.22 - Broompark Picnic Area (CATI event) results

Future NN activities

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


Next NN committee: 22.09.22 (Thurs) - NN Committee Meeting (to be held on Microsoft Teams)

Next NN AGM: 27.10.22 (Thurs) - NN AGM (to be held on Microsoft Teams)

Next NN event : 30.10.22 (Sun) - Fontburn Reservoir - NE Score Champs


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

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.


01.10.22 (Sat) - Druridge Bay (NATO National event) - October Odyssey day 1

02.10.22 (Sun) - Morpeth (NATO National event) - October Odyssey day 2

09.10.22 (Sun) - Cod Beck (CLOK Regional event)

30.10.22 (Sun) - Fontburn Reservoir (NN local event) - North East Score Championships

20.11.22 (Sun) - Newburn (NATO local 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

14.9.22 (Wed) - Alanbrooke Barracks, South of Thirsk - POSTPONED till 12th October.



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, (Maj Steve Goose).

NN Newsletter

Follow this link to view the latest copy of the NN Newsletter.

If you feel you can contribute to any topics of interest then I'm sure that the editor, Matthew, will be delighted to hear from you.

Latest News

(see Old news section for older news items)


NN Committee meeting 22.9.22 - posted 8.9.22

Due to the sad news reported today of the death of the Queen this afternoon, the scheduled committee meeting for 8.9.22 has been moved to Thursday 22.9.22.

Our commiserations go out to the Royal Family on this very sad day.


Durham Riverside Trails - posted 15.6.22

A series of permanent course and other trails have been set up by Durham Cathedral in conjuction with the University of Durham around the banks of the river Wear in Durham, details can be found here.


NN Committee meeting minutes (22.5.22) - posted 2.6.22

Minutes of the latest NN committee meeting held by Zoom on 22nd May can be found here.


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.