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 to the latest WSX news
🏃🏻 Southern Nights congratulations to Oliver Heckford, M16 Southern Nights champion
🏃🏻 Club champions – congratulations to Lyra Medlock and Gavin Clegg, who won the club trophies at the November Classic
🏃🏻 Next WSX Night League event at Corfe Castle on 9th December. Details and entries on RaceSignUp,
🏃🏻 Next regional event is at Cold Harbour (part of Wareham Forest) on 7th January. Entries at RaceSignUp
🏃🏻 View the latest photos of WSX members in our WSX gallery
🏃🏻 Check out the latest videos on the WSX YouTube channel. Watch the latest from Studland:
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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.