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 7 Mar: Shoreham Woods Kent Night Cup, near Badgers Mount

Sat 16 Mar: Danson Park Family Orienteering - fun for all the family, near Bexley

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

Sat 18 May: Darenth Country Park Family Orienteering - fun for all the family, near Dartford

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


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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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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