Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 18th January


and welcome to the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club website. If you are new to orienteering and would like to know more then please visit the British Orienteering website, where there is a wealth of information for those new to the sport. However, if you would like to find out more about our club, or are interested in joining us, then please read on or contact our Membership Secretary.

Recent NN events:

Latest NN results26.12.16 - Houghall Woods (Level D - Charity Score) results - see news below
    Photo's from the event kindly shared by David Aspin
 30.10.16 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D - NE Score Champs) simple results
 30.10.16 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D - NE Score Champs) controls visited

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night19.01.17 (Thurs) Houghall Woods, Durham
Next NN event29.01.17 (Sun) Shaftoe Crags (NN level D) NEOL event
Next local events25.01.17 (Wed eve) Newburn (NATO level D) Night Owls series
 29.01.17 (Sun) Shaftoe Crags (NN level D) NEOL event
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further affield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event18.1.17 (Wed) Beverley, nr Hull - pre-entry required


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. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Tony Ryder).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

CompassSport Cup & Trophy 2017 - posted 11.1.17
The first round of the CSCup & Trophy is to be held on Sunday, 12th March this year. The nearest venue for our club will be hosted by CLOK at Cringle and Cold Moors on the NW edge of the North York Moors near Carlton in Cleveland. This is one of the premier club team competitions and being a small club we will be entered in the Trophy. The winner of this round of the Trophy will make it through to the final so it is important that club members keep this date free in there diary. Entry fees will be paid by the club - Debbie Warren is the current club team captain and will probably be in touch nearer the date.
Houghall Woods 26.12.16 - posted 26.12.16
The club held its annual charity event at Houghall Woods today on a brisk winters day. Things seemed to be going well until the first competitor came to download. EMIT was being used and a system of allowing us to have a mass start was being tested for the first time. This involved competitors entering an inductance loop which should have acted like a start box in that it cleared the tag and once a competitor left the loop the timing would start. This was the theory and it had worked well for standard events, but unfortunately, for some reason failed this time. We are currently seeking help to resolve the situation, but at the moment no results are available. We must apologise for the lack of results and hope this did not spoil your run on the day.
Well done to Duncan Archer of CLOK who managed to visit all 33 controls in about 48 minutes. If you made a note of your finish time and list of controls you visited could you please email them to Rob Mckenna and we will try to formulate a simple set of results.
David Aspin has kindly shared some photos from the event - follow this link.
Proceeds from the event (£276.50) are to go to St.Cuthberts Hospice, Durham
NN AGM minutes 15.11.16 - posted 7.12.16
The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 15.11.16. Minutes are available here. Treasurers report will be sent separately to club members.
NEOA Delegate Conference 20.11.16 - posted 1.12.16
The NEOA Delegate Conference was held at West Moor Community Association following the NATO Urban event at Killingworth on 20th November. There was a very limited attendance but minutes of the meeting can be found here. Chairmanship of the Association is currently circulated round the three member clubs, with Alasdair Wilson-Craw (NATO) taking over from Peter Archer (CLOK) for the coming year.
NEOL & NEUL final positions 2016 - posted 20.11.16
The NE Orienteering League and Urban League have now finished and final standings for 2016 can be found here. There were some creditable performances from club members with the following topping their respective classes - Debby Warren (NEOL Womens Vet), Jeneba Hampshire-Wright (NEOL Womens Junior), Maya Hampshire-Wright (NEOL Womens Young Junior), Yolanda Hampshire-Wright (NEUL Womens Young Junior). Well done to all who took part over the season.