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Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 14.1.18


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 results26.12.17 - Houghall Woods (Charity Score event) simple results
 26.12.17 - Houghall Woods (Charity Score event) controls visited

Future activities:

Next NN committee:details tba
Next NN club night:Club Nights have finished and will restart in the New Year
Next NN event:21.01.18 (Sun) Cong Burn, Chester-le-Street
Other local events:17.01.18 (Wed) Morpeth Common (NATO local event) Night Owls
 21.01.18 (Sun) Cong Burn, Chester le Street (NN local event) NEOL event
 27.01.18 (Wed) Doctor Pit, Bedlington (NATO local event) Winter LOP series
 11.02.18 (Sun) Coate Moor, Great Ayton (CLOK regional event) NEOL event
 18.02.18 (Sun) Druridge Bay, Widdrington (NATO regional event) NEOL event
 25.03.18 (Sun) Boltby Forest & Dale Town Moor (CLOK National event) Acorn Trophy
Major events:30.3-2.4.18 (Easter) Cannock Chase (WMOA Major event) The JK Festival
 19.5.18 (Sat) Balmoral Estate (SOA Major event) British Orienteering Champs
 20.5.18 (Sun) Torphantrick, Ballater (SOA Major event) British Relay Champs
Other events:See British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event:17.01.18 (Wed) Beverley West Wood - 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)

Temple Memorial Park Proposed Development - posted 7.1.18
There has been a planning application by a private company to build on part of Temple Memorial Park which will affect use of the area for future activities. If these plans go ahead a number of sports such as Orienteering, Cross Country, Cycle Cross, etc. will lose their use of the area for events, not to mention the use of the land for informal activities by families. In 1961 the Ecclesiastical Commissioners gifted the Park to the people of the Borough, in recognition of the part they played in winning the 1939 - 1945 war at sea. There are a number of links below that may interest you if you want to find out more and maybe object to the plans. I hope they are helpful and maybe you could let others know.
    Link to Friends of Temple Memorial Park Facebook Group - set up just days after the plans were published.
    Link to planning application on the South Tyneside Council Website.
    Link to comments page to object to the plans.
    Link to Online petition set up by local residents.
World Orienteering Day - posted 7.1.18
The next World Orienteering Day is to be Wednesday May 23rd 2018. People all over the world will take part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrate the biggest worldwide orienteering event ever. The club will be hoping to arrange something for the day - further details to follow.
Club Annual Dinner - posted 1.1.18
A new date for the club's annual dinner has been set for Saturday, 27th January. As yet there is no venue booked but if anyone would like to make a suggestion then please let Debby Warren know. She will be in touch in the new year with more details.
CompassSport Cup & Trophy 2018 - posted 17.10.17
The first round of the CSCup & Trophy is to be held on Sunday, 11th March 2018. The nearest venue for our club will be hosted by SYO at Canklow near Rotherham. Details of the CSC competition can be found here. 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.
NN AGM minutes (16.11.17) - posted 17.10.17
The club's Annual General Meeting was held on 16.11.17 and the Minutes are available here. The Treasurers report will be sent separately to club members.