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 25 May: Jeskyns Community Woodland Kent Orienteering League, near Gravesend

Tue 4 Jun: Greenwich Royal Park Park Race Series, near Greenwich

Sat 8 Jun: Darenth Country Park Family Orienteering - fun for all the family, near Dartford

Tue 25 Jun: Lesnes Abbey Park Race Series, near Abbey Wood

Sat 6 Jul: Leybourne Lakes Kent Junior Orienteering Festival, near Maidstone


South East League 2023/24

The latest results for Ashridge and Knole Park have now been published.

The 7th and final event of the 2023/24 season takes place at Houghton Forest near Arundel on 12th May.

See here for more information and statistics about the South East League.

Tue 19 Mar

The YBT Team

Yvette Baker Shield

Congratulations to our juniors who tied for first place in the South East heat of the Yvette Baker Shield at Gravetye Manor - a tough area made even more challenging by the wet and muddy conditions. They will now take on the qualifiers from other regions of the country at the final later this year.

Results of the event here.

Full report here.

Mon 18 Mar

Launch day

Launch of Junior Participation Scheme

This weekend saw the launch of DFOK’s junior participation scheme at the Buckmore Park KOL. Here DFOK juniors were handed out a passport in which they can start to log the events they go to. After reaching a certain number of attendances, they will then be rewarded with prizes ranging from a whistle to a DFOK buff. These will be awarded for participation in 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 events.

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Isla with her trophy and Luke's

Southern Championships 2024Double champions

Congratulations to Isla Findlay (W10) who retained her trophy and Luke Bennett who won the M16 class at Redlands and Bury Hill near Dorking.

Mon 5 Feb

The winners with the organiser

Christmas Challenge Results

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Christmas Challenge. Hopefully you all had fun and enjoyed the planning/intellectual challenge that was required before starting. Thanks, must also go to Andrew Evans for updating the map and setting the event up on MapRun, Philip Craven for his patience with the various website changes, Luke Bennett for the nice snowy picture and David Lefevre for acting as adjudicator. I enjoyed the challenge too, working out what type of “fun” loops I could make, creating a bonus system that meant all four quarters of the park needed to be visited and learning how to use the “look up” function in Excel.

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SEIL Certificates 2023

Congratulations to the following for success in the South East Individual League (SEIL) for 2023:

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