Go Orienteering

There are many ways to enjoy the sport of orienteering.

Training sessions, like our Tuesday evenings.
Competitive events
, from small local ones to large (2000 people+) national/international ones.
(smartphone/watch) courses, where the controls are virtual.
Permanent orienteering courses, where the control sites are marked with small orienteering symbols.

More information about going orienteering is available by following these links:

Date Venue (select to view) Near Type
Tuesdays Tue=O Training Sessions Varies Training
Sat 9 Dec Loch Vaa North Boat of Garten Local event
2024 Events
Sun 14 Jan Event Safety and Organiser Carrbridge Training event
Wed 24 Jan Spey Valley Golf Course NNC Aviemore Local event
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Creag Meagaidh Kinloch Laggan Permanent course
Anytime Grantown NW Grantown-on-Spey Virtual course
Anytime Moor of Alvie Kincraig Virtual course
Anytime Dunachton & Kincraig Kincraig Virtual course
Anytime Aviemore North Aviemore Virtual course
Anytime Aviemore South Aviemore Virtual course

Neighbouring clubs events

Nearby events can be found based on a postcode via Ollie O'Brien's UK Orienteering Races Map (centred on the PH22 postcode as an example), or the following list sorted by date. These clubs may also have Virtual and Permanent courses of their own.

Note. Links below will open the event details that are on the British Orienteering website in a new tab or window.

Date Event name (select to view) Club Near Level
Wed 13 Dec MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Bogendreip West MAROC Aboyne Local
Wed 13 Dec INVOC Northern Night Cup - Merkinch - Merkinch & South Kessock INVOC Inverness Local
Wed 20 Dec GRAMP DNC Dunnottar - Dunnottar GRAMP Stonehaven Local
Wed 27 Dec MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Birsemore MAROC Aboyne Local
Tue 2 Jan GRAMP Hogmanay Handicap - Hazlehead GRAMP Aberdeen Local
Wed 3 Jan GRAMP DNC Elrick - Elrick Hill GRAMP Dyce Local
Sun 7 Jan MAROC Glen O'Dee Local - Glen O'Dee MAROC Banchory Local
Wed 10 Jan MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Potarch MAROC Aboyne Local
Wed 17 Jan GRAMP DNC Haddo - Haddo House GRAMP Ellon Local
Wed 17 Jan Moravian - Burgie Arboretum - Northern Night Cup #2 - Burgie Arboretum MOR Forres Local
Sun 21 Jan GRAMP Crathes regional - Crathes Castle GRAMP Banchory Local
Wed 24 Jan MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Muir of Dinnet MAROC Aboyne Local
Wed 31 Jan GRAMP DNC Balmedie - Balmedie GRAMP Aberdeen Local
Wed 31 Jan Moravian - Carsehill - Northern Night Cup #5 - Carsehill MOR Elgin Local
Wed 7 Feb MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Bogendreip East MAROC Banchory Local

Orienteering Events

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Read more about Orienteering Events…

Virtual Orienteering Courses

MapRun is an app which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. There are now MapRun courses set up all across Scotland which you can go and run right now, with more new ones being added all the time.

Using MapRun, you can run an orienteering course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version; the only difference from a “traditional” course is that there are no physical markers on the ground. Instead, the phone tracks your location as you run and vibrates or buzzes to confirm when you’ve reached each control point on the course.

Read more about Virtual Orienteering Courses…