Orienteering in the Lake District


Cumbria Schools Orienteering Association
The results of the various Championships held in 2016 are linked HERE. Many of our talented juniors have been on Tours this summer. You might like to have an interesting read of some of them, HERE.

Cumbria School Games 2016
These were held in Carlisle on Tuesday 12th July. The results for the orienteering competition is linked through this page. Carlisle win again this year.... well done!

West Cumbrian Schools League 2016 (Update 29/05/16)
The 2016 series is under way for both Primaries and Secondaries. Details & results from the series. Some photos from the Final at Ennerdale have been posted on the West Cumberland Orienteering Club's Facebook page   See FINAL League standings.
START LIST for the Final at Ennerdale Scout Camp  RESULTS

The Cumbrian Galoppen 2016    Supported by Compass Point
The 2016 series has concluded. The various event results with scores are available along with the overall league and the Borrowdale  Trophy scorers with club totals. Congratulations to LOC on their win. Compass Point have kindly provided vouchers, to be redeemed when you see them at an event, for the junior winners listed below. These will be distributed soon.

 Brown  Simon HunterWCOC Karen ParkerBL
 Blue Harry ScottLOC Christine Goulding BL
 Green Cliff EtherdenLOC Anna ListerLOC
 S Green Syd ThomasWCOC Elizabeth ElliottWCOC
 L Green Henry TeasdaleWCOC Jessica BreezeWCOC
 Orange Wilfrid TeasdaleWCOC Hannah BirkinshawWCOC
 Yellow Isaac HunterWCOC Maisy YatesBL
Borrowdale Trophy Competition: LOC win with 13691 points to, WCOC 12856,    BL 9565    and   WAROC 2449

British Schools Championships 2016
The Championships were held on Sutton Park near Birmingham. Cockermouth School won the large school competition with a significant margin over Ulverston Victoria High School in second place and Torquay Grammar School in third. Cockermouth School retained the trophy for the second year in a row, and were subsequently awarded The Junior Team of the Year at the Cumbria Sports Awards 2016.




Orienteering  -  The Sport!

There are many opportunities to get involved in the Sport of orienteering in Cumbria. There are several very active clubs with a lot going on.

Most of the major competitions within the county are held on Sunday mornings. But clubs also have mid week activities which are often very informal, eg. WCOC's Informal Events  on Thursdays throughout the year..

The main thing though is that the sport is open to all ages and all abilities with courses on offer to suit everyone.

.......read on....

Joining an Orienteering Club
British Orienteering have launched a new website where you can easily join the orienteering club nearest to you. Payment can be made online, with 2017 fees increased from 2016 level. Check it out. Join a club and let your scores count in the Cumbrian Galoppen. When you go through the online process you will be asked if you don't want your details distributed to any third party. Unfortunately, at the moment that will include the club you are joining! Please let the club know who you are. All they have is a name!!