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.
Virtual (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:
- New to Orienteering?
- Orienteering Calendar
- Orienteering Events
- Virtual Orienteering Courses
- Permanent Orienteering Courses
- Map symbols key
- Control Description examples
- Important Event Information
|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|
|Sun 14 Jan||Event Safety and Organiser||Carrbridge||Training event|
|Wed 24 Jan||Spey Valley Golf Course||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.
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.
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.