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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.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Gareth Jones on 07711 898081 or by e-mail.

Dates for your diary





Saturday 13 Oct Club Event Swinley East nr Bracknell BKO Saturday Series
Saturday 20 Oct Club Event Waddesdon Manor TVOC Saturday Series
Saturday 18 Nov Club Event Black Park near Slough BKO Level C Event
Saturday 24 Nov Club Event Wendover Wood, Nr Aylesbury TVOC Saturday Series
Saturday 15 Dec Club Event Burghfield BKO Saturday Series
Saturday 5 Jan Club Event Kings Woods 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 Challenge - 28 October


After last year's fun event round the streets of Lower Shiplake this year's event explores the countryside around the Shiplake Memorial Hall. As last year, the event is targeted at families and casual orienteers rather then the serious Lycra brigade!

Two courses will be available - a simple and easily accessible one for younger families and a slightly more challenging course for the more adventurous.

Registration will be at Shiplake Memorial Hall Field from between 2pm and 2.30pm and the course should take no more than 1 hour.

There will be an entry charge of £5 for families and £2 for individuals and prizes will be available!

This event is weather dependent so do check this web page for updates. 

For more details contact Gareth Jones on 07711898081 or at orienteering @shiplakevillages.com

Article created / last edited: 8 October 2018

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