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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 15.9.17


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 results18.06.17 - Houghall Woods (local event) simple results
 18.06.17 - Houghall Woods (local event) splits
 18.06.17 - Houghall Woods (local event) Odds + Evens controls
 18.06.17 - Houghall Woods (local event) live results

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night14.09.17 (Thurs) Low Burnhall, Durham
Next NN event07.10.17 (Sat) Washington (NN regional urban event) Oct Odyssey day 1, NEOL event
 08.10.17 (Sun) Hamsterley Windy Bank & Low Redford (NN regional event) Oct Odyssey day 2, NE Championships, NEOL event
Next local events01.10.17 (Sun) Beyond the Wall, Sewingshields (NATO regional event) NEOL event
 07.10.17 (Sat) Washington (NN regional urban event) Oct Odyssey day 1, NEOL event
 08.10.17 (Sun) Hamsterley Windy Bank & Low Redford (NN regional event) Oct Odyssey day 2, NE Championships, NEOL event
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 event20.9.17 (Wed) Ellington Banks, Ripon 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)

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.