Norfolk Orienteering Club

About us

Club Manager:





Web Address:



Nicky Nicholls

01603 781411

Norfolk Orienteering Club

Norfolk Area


Orienteering fun for all ages.

Orienteering involves navigating on foot between points on a pre-defined course drawn on a map. The aim is to navigate round all of the points in the correct order and in the fastest possible time. At each point there is a red and white ‘control kite’ with an identification number and some equipment to check that you have passed through that point. To aid you in finding each point you will have been given a ‘control description’ briefly detailing what feature the control is located on.


Although orienteering is a competitive sport, many people come just for the challenge of completing the course and enjoying the scenery. At most events you will see anyone from elite orienteers, running long, technically challenging courses, to youngsters tackling short, easy courses on paths. As you set your own pace, orienteering is suitable for everyone. Some families and others take part in groups.


We have Youth and Adult Teams and new members are always welcome.

You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering in Norfolk or at other East Anglian events, but joining Norfolk Orienteering Club brings many benefits. There are two basic membership levels:


  • Senior – aged 21 or older on 31 Dec of the membership year – £18.00

  • Junior – aged 20 or younger on 31 Dec of the membership year – £8.00


This annual membership fee also includes membership of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA) and British Orienteering.

Membership and Renewals are administered by British Orienteering on our behalf. If you join after 1st November your membership will be valid for 14 months until the 31st December in the following calendar year.

By joining, you become eligible for the club newsletter and Focus magazine, club coaching, continued participation in all club activities, reduced rate entry fees at many competitive events, and third-party liability insurance. See the full list of benefits detailed below.

We look forward to welcoming you as a NOR member.


Member Benefits


When you join NOR, EAOA and British Orienteering you join a group of friendly individuals who enjoy being active outdoors; member benefits include:

  • The Club newsletter e-mailed to you around six times a year

  • Discounted entry to events in East Anglia (usually £2)

  • Eligibility to compete for the club and in regional championships

  • Eligibility to be selected to compete for regional squads (juniors)

  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering (Non-members are only covered for three events)

  • Discounts from national companies through the member discounts scheme

  • The option to sign up for a range of e-newsletters

  • Eligibility to compete in the championship classes at the British Championships, the JK and the Area Championships (Northern; Midlands and Southern)

  • Eligibility to compete in the United Kingdom Orienteering League
    Eligibility to compete in the Harvester Relays

  • Opportunity to qualify to represent your country at international competitions

  • The option to compete in a Rankings scheme.

  • Eligibility to apply for awards under the British Orienteering Badge Scheme

  • Access to a ‘Navigational Challenge’ and ‘Racing Challenge’ Incentive Scheme

  • Papers and vote at the British Orienteering AGM and access to a members only section of the website

New members always welcome.

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