Wessex Orienteering Club
WESSEX O.C. is a friendly and active orienteering club, with members from all over Dorset, and parts of Wiltshire, with orienteering taking place in the New Forest, on the Isle of Purbeck, Cranborne Chase, Weymouth/Portland & in the Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch conurbation. We have members of all ability from local orienteers to international athletes who represent England and Great Britain in their age categories. If you want to learn more about orienteering with Wessex Orienteers, go to NEW TO SPORT, if you want to join: JOIN WESSEX O.C.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS:
🏃🏻 Latest news: in the recent WSX Chat
🏃🏻 Recent WSX night league event: at Queens and Kings Park, Bournemouth on 2nd March.
🏃🏻 Final results of CompassSport Cup heat at Holmsley and WSX SW League at Longbeech
🏃🏻 Dorset Summer MapRun League: there will be 12 Map Run events this summer (joint with WIM), with six of them also Find Your Way events (inc. WSX junior orienteering league). Details of the events are here, and entry details here
🏃🏻 Future dates for diary: Purbeck Orienteering weekend will return in October 2023: events at Studland Dunes and Agglestone Heath. Dorset Delight in April 2024 at Rushmore
🏃🏻 All other orienteering events across the UK can be accessed on this map or on the BOF event list
🏃🏻 View the latest photos of WSX members in our WSX gallery
Find out about our next EVENT and our latest WSX CHAT
Try one of our PERMANENT ORIENTEERING COURSES or MAPRUNS
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between checkpoints or controls marked on a special orienteering map. You make your own route through the terrain so the skill comes from trying to navigate the best way to go. In competitive orienteering, the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time. Orienteering takes place on mountains, woodland, heathland, sand dunes and on urban streets. It is the ultimate multi-terrain sport and takes you places off the beaten track, and there are also orienteering courses (and Mapruns) in many urban areas.