Orienteering Organisations

British Orienteering

The governing body of British orienteering. Provides information on events nationwide and further orienteering links.

East Anglian Orienteering Association

Links to the region’s clubs, details of events taking place in the region and their results.

Orienteering England

The English Orienteering Council is the long-established (1973), autonomous and democratic body which has sole responsibility for English national orienteering teams.

British Schools Orienteering Association (BSOA)

The British Schools Orienteering Association today exists to promote, through information, advice and support, the development of all forms of Schools Orienteering including schools’ site and park activities; navigational challenges in the countryside and orienteering competition models.

International Orienteering Federation

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the international governing body of the sport with 79 member countries. The IOF governs four orienteering disciplines: foot orienteering, mountain bike orienteering, ski orienteering, and trail orienteering.

Orienteering Foundation

The UK’s charity to promote innovation and to support people and projects in orienteering through fund-raising activities.

News Sites

World of O

The best starting point for international news.


Online orienteering community.


Fabian 4

Online event entry system


Maprunner provides orienteering services and resources such as mapping, coaching, training courses and permanent courses.

CompassSport Magazine

CompassSport is Britain’s National Orienteering Magazine and the No 1 selling English language orienteering magazine in the world.


Large selection of specialised orienteering clothing, footware and equipment.

Compass Point

Comprehensive range of clothing and equipment for orienteers.


Sells electronic equipment used for event timing and chipped cards used by competitors.

Orienteering software


This site enables you to upload your course and compare your run with other competitors. Links are available from the results pages.


OCAD is a software program for drawing maps of all types (e.g. topographic maps, city maps, hiking and biking maps, Internet maps). It is used for producing our maps and planning courses.

Other useful sites

Lyme Disease

There is useful information on a number of sites including:

Stop the Tick

Sandringham Estate

This is the official web site for the Royal Estate of Sandringham, where Norfolk OC hold events most years. See what the Estate has to offer after your run.