New to Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, and you can run, walk or jog round the course and progress at your own pace.

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Go Orienteering Anytime

We have a selection of locations where you can go orienteering at any time that suits you.
Permanent courses have marker posts, whilst Virtual courses have nothing visible but your phone beeps when you are in the right spot.

Most of our Permanent courses can be used with the MapRun app as well.

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DFOK Events

Thu 14 Dec: Grove Green and Bearsted Kent Night Cup, near Maidstone

Sun 14 Jan: Westerham Chart National and South East League, near Westerham

Sat 3 Feb: Buckmore Park Kent Orienteering League, near Chatham

Sat 20 Apr: Cobham Great Wood Kent Orienteering League, near Gravesend

Sat 18 May: Jeskyns Community Woodland Kent Orienteering League, near Gravesend


Luke in action (day 3 Roseisle)

British Orienteering Talent Squad

Congratulations to Luke Bennett who has been selected to join the British Orienteering Talent Squad for the forthcoming season. The full announcement is here.

Wed 25 Oct

Trophies ready for presentation

Club Champions 2023

Well done to everyone that competed at the Club Championships at Epping South West and I hope you all enjoyed your runs in what is a very challenging area.

The results have been confirmed and we have the following Champions to declare –

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Club Championships and AGM 2023

The club championships are fast approaching on Sunday 1st October at Chingford Plain. See here for full details.

The trophies for this event will be presented at the AGM which will again take place at The Malt Shovel, 3 Darenth Road, Dartford DA1 1LP on Wednesday, 18th October at 7.30 p.m.

The meeting will be conducted to fit around the arrival of dinner. This year it will be a hot and cold buffet again. The price is to be confirmed at £12 maximum per head.

Please let David Dawson know as soon as possible if you will be attending by emailing . We have a seating limit of 24 in total.

Fri 22 Sept

Scottish 6 Days 2023

14 members of DFOK made the 1200 mile round trip to experience the forests and sand dunes of the Moray coast. The event consisted of 5 events this year with the best 4 to count towards the overall positions. There was also a sprint around the town of Forres on the rest day for those who didn't need a rest!

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Street-O Activity Evening

For the final activity evening before the summer break, Geoff took us on a tour of the fire hydrants of Bexleyheath, the electricity substations of Welling and the memorial benches of Danson Park. His report follows:

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Isla medal presentation

Kent Orienteering League 2022/2023

The final KOL of the season took place on Saturday 27th May at Betteshanger Country Park. There was still a lot to play for in the league and this was the last chance to improve your standing. The park sits on the site of a former colliery spoil heap but has been converted to a large outdoor space with many paths and rough open areas. It was going to be fast and furious for the final event!

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