What is Orienteering


Club Nights

| Contacts | Upcoming dates | Explorer Award Scheme | Kit and Cost |

When & Where
All are from 6.30 to 8.00pm

Club nights include indoor and outdoor activities depending on weather conditions. Some of the sessions are held away from the usual venue to give variety of terrain and challenge, particularly during lighter evenings.

There are two groups one for juniors and families, and runs during school terms all year round. The other Group caters for all ages and include fitness sessions as well as navigational skills but does not meet in the summer. In the winter months the club uses the South Charnwood High School Sports Hall for a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. In the summer country parks or similar terrain are used.

Location Period
South Charnwood High School Late September to March

Half term –
December (adults & older juniors only)

Various mapped areas eg.
Beacon Hill
Billa Barra
Bradgate Park
John’s Lee Wood
The Outwoods
March to September
April to July (Juniors only
Outdoor Indoor Evenings
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Booking Contacts
The Club would be grateful if you could contact/phone the Organiser prior to your first session so that we can ensure the Newcomers Resource Pack is brought along to the Club night.

Contact Phone number Email
Mrs Birthe Richter-Wilson 0116 232 2718
Mr Derek Herd 07920090299
Mr Peter Hornsby 01530 456066

Our coaches are shown at http://www.leioc.org.uk/our-coaches-2/

Explorer Award scheme
All juniors are entered into the British Schools Explorer Scheme.

Kit and Cost


You will usually need footwear suitable for the gym and for the playing fields. In the autumn and spring you will need warm clothing for outdoor activities. When it’s dark you will need a torch to read the map. Everything else can be provided.

If you want to buy equipment, you are welcome to try out the club’s loan compasses and dibbers during one of the sessions before choosing.

Charge: Families £5, Adults £3 and children £1.50 per session.

Do I need to join the Orienteering club?

You do not need to join the club while you are having your taster sessions. Our insurances only cover you for three taster sessions after which you should join.
2019 Senior membership fee is £20 and Juniors are £9. Family membership is cheaper than joining individually see details at http://www.leioc.org.uk/new-to-o/join-the-club/

Details of venue and activities for individual club and activity nights for the next 8 weeks are shown below. Click on one of the links below.


Tuesday 12 November Club Night South Charnwood Children In Need
Tuesday 19 November Club Night South Charnwood High School
Tuesday 26 November Club Night South Charnwood High School
Tuesday 3 December Club Night South Charnwood High School
Tuesday 10 December Club Night South Charnwood High School – Quiz