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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.

  • ☔ollymore Festival – Thanks to Everyone Involved! - This weekend LVO put on another really enjoyable festival of orienteering at Tollymore, thanks to all the fantastic people who helped out in many ways (and no thanks to the windy and wet conditions 🌨🌪). The whole weekend was expertly organised and coordinated by Gordon Stephens, with three events and the general organisation of camping and BBQ he had his hands full, or should I say hand, as he was doing it all with one arm in a cast! 💪 👏 A special mention must go to Mark Pruzina who like an iceberg is super cool and what you see… Read More ...
  • Tables Updated - Lots of tables updated after the week's events: Public>NISeries>NISeries2022.pdf After 4 events folk are starting to show with the required number of scores against their name. Don't forget it's 4 out of 7 needed to qualify so plan your autumn programme accordingly! Public>Colour Standards>Colour Standards.pdf The first drop off of an old event for some time so some folk may have lost or dropped their standard; others have consolidated well. Public>hCOW>hCOW2022>Event7.pdf The Castlewellan results show some large fluctuations but also show how the calculations are able to deal with the different terrains being encountered. >Series Table.pdf The combined scores and… Read More ...
  • WEE 8 UU Jordanstown Report and June League Results - It was great to see us all studying are maps so hard at University yesterday evening. It was great to have some lovely weather after a couple of damp ones. 🚶‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ 69 people took part, 31 of whom were juniors from clubs, schools or part of a family unit. 👏👏👏 Special thanks go to joint planners/organisers Richard Hetherington and Paul Daniels. Other super volunteers who made the event a success were, Wilbert Hollinger who mentored Richard and Paul through there first event. Ric Gamble who helped set up & take down alongside Richard McCourt, Alan Gartside for printing the maps… Read More ...
  • Wednesday Deadline for this weekends Tollymore Festival of Orienteering! - Don't let the UUJ WEE distract you from entering this weekends events. The Deadline for entry is midnight Wednesday. So don't delay! Friday Evening: Click here for info and entry for Urban event in Dundrum. Saturday: Click here for info and entry for NICS event in Castlewellan and BBQ at Tollymore. Sunday: Tollymore Score, is entry on the day. 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. You can walk, jog or run. 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.

Website: Learn Orienteering (e.g. map colours, legends, control symbols and much else besides).

Read about the different types of orienteering here and you’ll find some tips here.