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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 18.10.17


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 results07.10.17 - Washington (OO day 1 - regional event) simple results by course
 07.10.17 - Washington (OO day 1 - regional event) split results by class
 08.10.17 - Hamsterley Low Redford & Windy Bank (OO day 2 - regional event) simple results by course
 08.10.17 - Hamsterley Low Redford & Windy Bank (OO day 2 - regional event) split results by class
 7-8.10.17 - October Odyssey (regional event) overall results by class

Future activities:

Next NN committee16.11.17 (Thurs) Club AGM - Chester-le-Street
Next NN club night19.10.17 (Thurs) Low Burnhall, Durham
Next NN event (Sun) Venue and details tba
Next local events21.10.17 (Sat) Havannah, Hazlerigg (NATO local event) Winter LOP series
 29.10.17 (Sun) Ouseburn, Newcastle (NATO urban event) NEUL
 02.11.17 (Thur) Stocksfield (NATO night event) Night Owls
 04.11.17 (Sat) Birk Brow, Guisborough (CLOK local event) Autumn Series
 11.11.17 (Sat) Nuns Moor, Newcastle (NATO local event) Winter LOP series
 12.11.17 (Sun) Boltby Wood & Dale Common Moor (CLOK regional event) NE Score Champs
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event18.10.17 (Wed) Warcop, Kirkby Stephen 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.Al Mathers).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

Club AGM - 16.11.17 - posted 18.10.17
The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 16th November 2017, starting 7pm at the Cadet Centre, Chester-le-Street. All members are invited to attend. Last years minutes can be found here.
October Odyssey 2017 update - posted 16.10.17
Final results are now available - could class winners of the October Odyssey and NE Champions please conact the organiser with your address details so that certificates can be posted out.
October Odyssey 2017 update - posted 12.9.17
Following much frantic deliberation the venues for the OO have been confirmed as Washington Central (urban) for the Saturday and Hamsterley Windy Bank & Low Redford for the Sunday. The event status will be downgraded to regional due to the technicality and previous use of the areas. Full details will appear on the NN website shortly.
October Odyssey 2017 - posted 9.8.17
This years October Odyssey is to be hosted by NN and plans to hold the event at Bewick Moor have hit an access problem. The area is an SSSI looked after by Natural England and they feel that the event would cause disturbance to some breeding birds at this time of the year and have unfortunately put an unworkable exclusion zone on the area. Plans are being made to try and move the event to Hamsterley, using the forest on the Saturday and one of the moorland areas on the Sunday. Hopefully the situation can be resolved.
Scott Watson completes Bob Graham Round - posted 10.7.17
Elusive NN member Scott Watson has successfully completed the Bob Graham Round, one of the toughest challenges anywhere in fell running - a fantastic achievement. It involves a 66 mile circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District within 24 hours, climbing 27000 ft, starting and finishing in Keswick. Most attempts end in failure with only one in three attempts successful - Scott now joins an exclusive club of victors.
Details of the Round can be found here
British Orienteering 50 years old – almost! - posted 31.3.17
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day. For a fuller report click here.