Wessex Orienteering Club
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.
WESSEX O.C. is a friendly 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. If you want to learn more about orienteering, go to NEW TO SPORT, if you want to join: JOIN WESSEX O.C.
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS:
🏃🏻 Latest news in the recent WSX Chat
🏃🏻 Well done to Lyra Medlock, who finished in the top 10 for GB at the European Youth Orienteering Champs, read her report here
🏃🏻 Next WSX event is the Hardy Relay at Littledown in July
🏃🏻 View the latest photos of WSX members in our WSX gallery