Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 5th February


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 results31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) simple results
 31.01.16 - Cong Burn (Level D) splits
 26.12.15 - Chopwell Woodland Park (Charity Score) simple results
 26.12.15 - Chopwell Woodland Park (Charity Score) results with controls

Future activities:

Next NN committee Date and venue tba
Next NN club night11.02.16 (Thurs) - details tba
Next NN event08.05.16 (Sun) - Bewick Moor South, Alnwick (Level C) details tba
Next local events07.02.16 (Sun) - Cramlington (NATO Level C Urban) NEOL & NEUL series
 13.02.14 (Sat) - Prudhoe East (NATO level D) Winter LOP series
 14.02.14 (Sun) - Hutton Mulgrave & Skelder Woods, Whitby (CLOK level C)
Next MLN event10.02.16 (Wed) Scarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley


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)

NEJS coaching vacancy - 13th January 2016
Following Mick Garratt stepping down as head coach in charge of the North East Junior Squad, the region is now looking for a suitable replacement. Further details are available in the reports section.
David Hale obituary - 13th January 2016
For those that may be interested, following the death of David Hale last year, his son Steven has written a short obituary for the Guardian. It can be viewed following this link.
CompassSportCup & Trophy 2016 - 30th December 2015
The club has been entered in the Trophy section of the CSC next year, which is to be held at Timble Ings, Harrogate, on Sunday, 13th March 2016. Being a really small club we rely on the support of all our members to be reasonably competitve, so I hope that you can keep this date free in your diary. Entry fees are normally paid by the club and if enough interest is shown then transport may be provided. Debby Warren is the club team captain and should be in touch nearer the date.
Norman Harris (RIP) - 26th December 2015
It's more sad news - I've just heard of the death of Norman Harris on 20th November in Richmond. Although he joined our club, Northern Navigators around 2002/3 from, I believe Southern Navigators and remained a member until a few years ago, I know very little about this widely travelled and much experienced personality. My recollections are that he was a former chairman of the SEOA and an avid sports journalist, who frequently visted New Zeland. He was enlisted onto the committee in his early days with the club and played an active part in club affairs. He lived in Allendale - a remote but beautifull valley about 10km SW of Hexham in Northumberland. See the reports section for more details.
David Hale (RIP) - 18th December 2015
It's sad to report that David Hale, father of Gill and Stephen, grandfather of Sam, passed away peacefully last night, after several years in a residential care home. Both David and Elizabeth were members of NN from the beginnings of the club and devoted some hours to promoting the sport. Elizabeth died a few years ago now, but they will both be dearly missed. David’s funeral will be at Kirkleatham Crematorium on Tuesday, January 05 at 1100, and afterwards at Fletchers Farm coffee shop, Great Ayton.