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Permanent Orienteering CoursesMaps now available on-line

A great way to get back into active orienteering is by visiting a Permanent Orienteering Course which can be found all over the country. WAOC currently has 4 such courses and each has been checked and updated recently. Landowners have also confirmed that visitors are welcome. Full details and links to maps can be found here.

Tue 16 JunRead more…

Wednesday Summer Training Night 4Google Street O

Answer the questions below using the map and Google Street View.

If the question does not make sense and you are sure you are in the right place, try changing the date of the view you are looking at in the top left of the screen.

When entering or leaving a College you may need to use the map view to jump across the gap (marked with a compulsory crossing point). Otherwise please remain within the street view course at all times.

Cambridge City Centre map

Google Street view, Start by the Corpus Clock: Click here

Wed 20 MayRead more…

Wednesday Summer Training Night 3Control Descriptions

Click here for the Control Description training sheet.

Click here for the answers.

Wed 13 MayRead more…

Wednesday Summer Training Night 2Route Choice Speed

Click here for the Route Choice - Speed training sheet, which this week includes RunningWild.

Wed 6 MayRead more…

Wednesday Summer Training Night 1Map symbols

Click here for the map symbol word search - if you need extra help scroll down to the bottom of the page.

The answers are here.

Wed 29 AprRead more…

Wednesday evening trainingNow home-based. Restarts 29th April 2020

This terms' training sessions are all activities that you can complete within the home, and many can even be done while sitting down.

Hopefully you will enjoy all the challenges but they will be different each week, so if one activity is not your cup of tea - do not let that stop you looking at the following week’s activity.

Each Wednesday a new training session will be uploaded. Note: With the news that limited orienteering is now allowed, the home-based training term is being shortened.

The training programme is below:

Mon 27 AprRead more…

Coe Fen Photo-OAnswers now available

While we are in lockdown, Bruce has been thinking of ways we can practice our orienteering skills while observing the coronavirus restrictions.

Can you identify the control points for this 1.4km course around Coe Fen using the aerial photos and the control descriptions on the 'blank' map?

Tue 14 AprRead more…

Suspension of orienteering events due to COVID-19All our events in the next 12 weeks are cancelled

In line with the guidance issued by British Orienteering on 17 March, we will be suspending our events scheduled to take place in the 12 weeks from this date (ie 9 June). We hope that we will be able to reschedule these in due course.

Tue 17 MarRead more…

WAGAL 2020Scoreboard includes scores from Rowney Warren and Aspley Heath (CSC Qualifier)

The WAGAL Scoreboard for 2020 has been updated with points awarded for performances in our event at Rowney Warren held on 8th March, and the CompassSport Cup Qualifier round, held at Aspley Heath on 15th March.

Tue 17 MarRead more…

WAOC, Park-O and IWD20

WAOC is discussed in the news section of the British Orienteering website in relation to our club's success in attracting women and girls to our Park-O events

Tue 10 MarRead more…