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Shiplake Orienteering Group


What's it all about?

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. In competitive orienteering the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.

As a recreational activity, it doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.

We are in the process of starting up an orienteering group in Shiplake. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Gareth Jones on 07711 898081 or by e-mail.

Dates for your diary





Saturday 14 July Club Event Jennett's Park, Bracknell BKO Saturday event
Saturday 21 July Club Event Cutteslowe Park, Oxford TVOC Saturday Series
Wednesday 1 Aug Local event tba Shiplake Orienteering Club
Wednesday 5 Sept Local event tba Shiplake Orienteering Club
Saturday 15 Sept Club Event Wendover Wood, Nr Aylesbury TVOC Saturday Series
Wednesday 3 Oct Local event tba Shiplake Orienteering Club
Saturday 21 Oct Club Event Waddesdon Manor TVOC Saturday Series
Saturday 17 Nov Club Event Pen Woods Nr High Wycombe TVOC Saturday Series

Saturday 15 Dec Club Event Burghfield BKO Saturday Series
Saturday 29 Dec Club Event Kings Wood Nr High Wycombe TVOC Saturday Series

See other Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC) events here
and other Berkshire Orienteers (BKO) events here.

For further information on any of the above events please contact Gareth Jones on 07711 898081 or by e-mail.

Orienteering - Club Events


For those who'd like to do more orienteering, or for those who can't make weekday sessions or would like to do orienteering as a family the frequent weekend events organised by local clubs are ideal. They typically are run on a Saturday morning, they cater for all users, from serious runners to families with pushchairs, and for experienced orienteers and complete novices.

This page lists upcoming events / provides links to club websites where events are listed. We aim to attend one or two of these events per month. If you are interested in finding out more or would like us to introduce you to one of these events just e-mail orienteering@shiplakevillages.com.

Article created / last edited: 6 March 2018

Lower Shiplake Orienteering Challenge 12 November

  • On the hunt!
  • The High Hunters (Shah Family)
  • Family Winners:  the Awesome Askins
  • Organisers and competitors at the finish line

The rain cleared and the sun came out for a lovely, if rather bitter, autumn afternoon. The Orienteering Challenge was well attended, with more than 40 people competing in 17 teams covering all ages. 

Thank you to all who came to support the event and particularly to Angela Jones and Louise Webb for managing registration and Kevin Hannah for use of the Baskerville garden.

This is the last Shiplake event for 2017 but watch this page for details of other events and future Shiplake events.

Article created / last edited: 13 November 2017

County Orienteering Event 25th October

Four of the Shiplake group (Pam Hudgell, Gareth & Angela Jones and Louise Webb) took part in the first county-wide orienteering event set up by the GoActive Gold team at the Earth Trust Centre, Wittenden.

Article created / last edited: 31 October 2017