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Safeguarding and welfare

South Midlands Orienteering Club

Upcoming events

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Thursday 11 JulyClubnight - Castlethorpe
Sunday 14 July Summer series - Loughton Valley
Sunday 18 AugustSummer series - Howe Park Wood
Find events of our neighbouring clubs using the British Orienteering event finder

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering uses a specially drawn map to navigate between control points in a set order. It's enjoyed by young and old alike with courses for different abilities and is a great way to enjoy the countryside whilst testing both fitness and brains. You can run, jog or walk, you decide your own pace.

South Midlands Orienteering Club organises events in and around Milton Keynes.

About the club

South Midlands Orienteering Club was founded in 1986 and has over 60 members living mostly in the Milton Keynes / Bedford / Northampton / Luton area of the United Kingdom. The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering and the East Anglian Orienteering Association.

New to Orienteering?

Are you new to the sport or simply want to come and see what it is all about? Why not try our Keyne-O series of events held in the parks of Milton Keynes? Or come along to one of our Club Nights. Read our newcomers guide.

Latest news

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Orienteering in Madeira

11 January 2024

Six SMOCies travelled to Madeira in December for the last race in the 2023 Euro City Race series.
Read accounts from Rosie, Ian, Sandra and Ann about their orienteering activities.

Training day report

27 November 2023

Twelve SMOCies enjoyed some challenging training exercises at Rushmere. Find out more.

Dorien in front of Soave city walls

PWT Italia 2023

15 November 2023

Dorien and Ros travelled to Italy for the Park World Tour races attached to the European Orienteering Championships. Their story is here.

New safeguarding and welfare webpage

17 April 2023

Everyone has a shared responsibilty for safeguarding and SMOC is committed to creating safe, enjoyable environments in orienteering. Our Welfare Officer Ann Harris has created a new webpage - find out more.