Basingstoke Andover District Orienteers
- the orienteering club for North Hampshire
Some good news from the Forest of Dean - medal positions for Katie Blackford (1st on W18L) and Andy Mac-gregor (2nd on M75L), and also good performances by Tony Ludford (6th on M70L) and John Harrison (14th on M65L).
Results from the Oakley Community Association's Sports Weekend are on the Results page.
BADO is a relatively small club. Nevertheless, we aim to run several traditional Sunday events, and summer evening events each year
Click here for membership information.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence 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, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Watch this video to get the idea.
We hold monthly meetings at the Basingstoke Sports & Social Club on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm.
The next meeting is on June 10th - all members are welcome to attend.
The circles indicate our mapped areas. There are permanent courses at The Vyne (free maps available at the entry kiosk) and Charlton Lakes (free maps at the café).