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23rd Jun 21
WEE 8 Six Mile Water
Sixmile Water
26th Jun 21
Tollymore Festival of Orienteering 2021
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26th Jun 21
NI Colour Series 2 - LVO
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27th Jun 21
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WEE 8 Six Mile Water
Sixmile Water
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Antrim Castle Mall
Simp · Win · Route
WEE 6 Valley Leisure Centre
Valley Leisure Centre
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Grove Park
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Parkanaur Forest
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Here are the first 100 hundred words of the latest posts to LVO’s news feed. Please note that hyperlinks appear as plain text in these snippets – click the heading to see the full post with working hyperlinks. The news page is here.

  • Map Readability – the story continues - The no loitering protocol meant that I got to consult with very few people over the colour balance table samples. There were 2 points raised. The first concerned the white shadowing on the course overprint which, especially in the complex fencing and hedging around the leisure centre created doubts about the existence of gaps in line features, a concern with which I agreed. This week's map will not have shadowing but I shall bring along a shadowed version of the long course map for comparison. The second point was about the intensity of full yellow areas (open land) and how… Read More ...
  • hCOW Table Update after WEE7 - These updated tables have been slow in coming due to me forgetting to download after finishing last Wednesday. With thanks to last week's and this week's organisers under the guidance of MarkP my time was recovered from the SI units. While it may not cut much ice in the racing it allowed me to show an improvement of 42secs/km in my handicap - hurrah for hCOW! Resources>OneDrive Public>hCOW>hCOW2021 Read More ...
  • Tollymore BBQ – Dietary Requirements? - There are a lot of you hungry orienteers looking forward to the barbecue at Saturday's Tollymore Festival. Please let harrybellni@gmail.com know by Wednesday evening if you have any special dietary requirements and I'll pass your request on to the caterer. Along with your special requirements, please also let me know what option you originally booked online (adult/child, meat/vegetarian). And remember, entries for the Colour Series event, Camping and Barbecue all close on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 at 20:00. Read More ...
  • Tollymore Festival – Short Green - In additional to the courses already advertised there will now be a short green course on offer for Saturday's Colour Series. If you should wish to amend your entry you can do so on SI Entries. Read More ...


WelcomeWelcome to Lagan Valley Orienteers. The club’s origins go back to the beginning of the 70s and the early days of Orienteering in the Province. Now our membership stretches from Newry to Newcastle to Ballymena as well as three satellite hubs for newcomers based in Craigavon, Tollymore and Belfast. You are welcome to join us at any of our club or hub events. Each event has courses suitable for abilities from junior beginner to senior elite. Our events are generally on Saturdays but during the summer and early winter we hold events on Wednesday evenings.
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About Orienteering

Videos: Introduction to Orienteering | Setting the map | Using the Compass | Attack Points | Aiming Off | Large Contour Features | Route Choice | Intricate Contours. Read about the different types of orienteering here and you’ll find some tips here.