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

Sat 11 Jun: Darenth Country Park Come and Try It event, near Dartford

Sat 18 Jun: Shorne Woods Country Park Kent Orienteering League, near Gravesend

Tue 21 Jun: Beckenham Place Park Park Race Series, near Beckenham

Sat 2 Jul: Beacon Wood Come and Try It event, near Bean

Sun 22 Jan: Chelwood South East Long Championships SE League, near East Grinstead

News

Welcome to the new website

The new site is designed to be viewed on all devices and screen sizes, from small phone screens up to large screen TV's. You can see examples of how it should look in the photo. If you have any issues with it not working on your device send a message to the developer.

Mon 23 May

Members Shine in the dark

The 26 event Kent Night Cup series reached a conclusion for 2021/22 in late March. Joel Hallberg finished in top place in the men's league and Rachel Collins was top of the women's league giving DFOK the highest ranked competitors for several years. Also of note was that DFOK members occupied 5 of the top 10 places with a tussle between Neil Speers and Andrew Pitcher for 5th place going to the last two events. Congratulations to the 22 club members who participated in at least one event in the series and thanks to the club members and David Float who volunteered to organise and plan one or two events in the series.

Sun 17 Apr

Shorne woods cp

Kent Orienteering League 2022/23 reaches its climax

The season finale is to be held at Shorne Woods Country Park on Saturday 18th June. Several club members are in with a good chance of finishing in the top 3 men or women of their course although there is strong competition from several Saxons club members seeking to improve their standings in the League. The latest league standings for each course are here https://www.saxons-oc.org Good luck everyone at the final event!

Fri 15 Apr

Compass Sport trophy 2022 shoes

Compass Sport Trophy 2022Balcombe Estate

A few photos from today’s Compass Sport Trophy at Balcombe Estate. Thanks Mole Valley Orienteering Club for organising the event. DFOK members came back into download with many a tale of mud , steep climbs and cliffs. Well done to David Lobley for completing the course without his footwear as they disintegrated on route. Still managed to bring them home as a trophy though.

Results are here

Tue 12 Apr

Luke selected for the Lagganlia Junior Training Camp

We have four juniors currently in the South East Junior squad, one of the highest number of members of any club in the South East. The club is delighted to hear that Luke Bennett has been selected to attend the junior development training camp at Lagganlia near Aviemore in July. This is a great achievement recognising the progress in his orienteering that Luke has achieved in the last few years. Luke is here on the right with father Keith and brother Jake.

Tue 12 Apr

The DFOK team

South East Individual League 2021

Congratulations to the following winners of certificates in the SEIL 2021:

Rachel Collins - 1st in W21

Antoine Pesenti - 1st in M50

Mark Collins - 3rd in M60

The full results are here and the certificates will be presented to all winners at our Chelwood event on Sunday 16th January.

Mon 10 Jan