Orienteering Club

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport involving navigating around a series of checkpoints using a map to choose the best route, whether this is running during a competition or walking a course.

Our club welcomes those of all abilities from complete beginners to top elites, offering weekly training and a variety of social events and trips away.

We are one of the university’s most successful clubs, winning BUCS for 9 of the last 10 years, winning the Sports Unions Best Club of the year award from 2008-2011, British Orienteering club (and university club) of the year in 2021, and having one of our athletes winning the Sports Unions Male Athlete of the year for 2021. 

Whilst being proud of our achievements, we love exploring new areas and getting stuck into some lovely terrain, both in Edinburgh and all over the country. Whether you fancy racing around some courses and trying to beat your friends, or learning how to navigate and taking your time, our members do it all!

We have regular weekly training outlined below, but hit up our Facebook group for the specifics:

  • Tuesday - Running Intervals
  • Wednesday - Long run, Pasta night 
  • Thursday - Orienteering training
  • Weekends - often trips away, orienteering competitions, Pentlands trips... 


CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on orienteering@ed.ac.uk, or direct message us on our socials.

Our Club Values: Opportunity, Adventure, Affordability

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  • Orienteering Club Returning Member Full Year£25.00
  • Orienteering Club Student New Member Full Year£20.00
  • Orienteering Club Non-Student Membership£25.00
  • Orienteering Club Semester 2 Only - Member£15.00
  • Orienteering Club Semester 2 Only - Non Member£15.00