Wessex Orienteering Club
WESSEX O.C. is a friendly and active Dorset 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 with reports from junior tours to Scotland and Czechia, and latest from the AGM
🏃🏻 Dorset MapRun event #12 is at Christchurch. Details on the events page
🏃🏻 First Night Leage event at Meyrick Park on 7th November. The other three WSX night league events will be at Corfe Castle/Common, Boscombe and Studland Dunes
🏃🏻 Purbeck Orienteering weekend entries are open: 21/22nd October 2023: events at Studland Dunes and Agglestone Heath. These will be the SW Middle Champs and SW League event. There is also a MapRun event on the new area of Corfe Castle and Common
🏃🏻 View the latest photos of WSX members in our WSX gallery
🏃🏻 Check out the latest videos on the WSX YouTube channel
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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.