Welcome to the home pages of Southern Navigators Orienteering Club (SN) Orienteering is a timed sport where competitors of all ages and abilities navigate their way at their own pace between features marked on a special map. An orienteering course typically varies in length from about 2km, with 8 control points for beginners and children to over 10km for experienced adult Orienteer. For a quick overview watch this DVD.
At all events there will be a range of courses suitable for newcomers. For more info look at our beginners page. Orienteering takes place, on Saturdays and Sundays, on a wide range of outdoor sites ranging from parks, countryside, forest and moorlands both locally and nationally. To find our details of our next event look here, or look to follow whats happening in the club by following us on twitter
SN is one of the oldest established clubs in Britain being formed by Chris Brasher and John Disley in 1965. The membership of about 150 comes from the general area of West Surrey, North East Hampshire and South East Berkshire. (Namely: Aldershot, Alton, Bagshot, Bordon, Bracknell, Byfleet, Camberley, Farnborough, Farnham, Frimley and Woking).
The club was awarded Clubmark
Clubmark status (the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections) in 2007. We promote a series of ‘Saturday series’ (incorporating a Junior and Club league, ideal ) on Saturday mornings during the year and training sessions for all on Wednesday evenings. We also organise events for regional and national competition, look to the Calendar page to get details of the latest events.
The club caters for all levels of competition, from beginners to elite members of the club (some of whom have been selected to race for their country).
SN maintains the permanent Orienteering course at Alice Holt (maps from visitor centre) and holds social events throughout the year; communication being primarily through the club magazine "SNAGGERS" which is produced six times a year and through these web pages.
Currently the club has mapped over 35 different areas. You can see an overview of the local areas here. For more information use the links on the contact us page, or look up our next fixture and pop along!
Sometimes it can be difficult to understand all the new terms to help readers might like to look for help of the terms and the clarification of orienteering event categories look here.