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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

The next local event will be on March 7th meeting at 2.00pm at Shiplake Memorial Hall field. Further details will be made available later in the month.





Saturday 10 Feb Club Event Brill, west of Aylesbury TVOC Saturday Series event
Saturday 17 Feb Club Event Swinley West BKO Saturday event
Saturday 3 Mar Club Event Burghfield BKO Saturday event
Saturday 3 Mar Club Event Bradenham TVOC Saturday Series event
Wed 7 Mar Local event Shiplake  
Saturday 21 Apr Club Event Bradfield BKO Saturday event
Saturday 19 May Club Event High Wycombe BKO Saturday event

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

TVOC Orienteering event Sat 18 November


The last of the Thames Valley Orienteering Club Saturday events is on Saturday 18th November at Kings Wood School, High Wycombe HP13 7UN. Registration is from 10.00am. Four different courses are on offer, including the Yellow and Orange levels that are appropriate to our level of experience!

For more details see here.

For further information or to arrange car sharing contact Gareth Jones on 07711 898081.

Article created / last edited: 13 November 2017

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

September Orienteering Event

Many thanks to all who turned up to the September orienteering meeting on Wednesday 6th September. The weather was clement and, from the feedback I've had, the event was greatly enjoyed. 

Don't forget that there are free orienteering training sessions throughout September on Mondaty mornings at the Memorial Field, Memorial Avenue for those aged 60+.

The October orienteering meeting will take place on Wednesday 4th October. Further details will be put on the website closer to the date.

Article created / last edited: 10 September 2017