Basingstoke Andover District Orienteers
- the orienteering club for North Hampshire
Qualified club coach Bernie Fowler is running six coaching sessions at various locations, starting on Thursday June 18th
. Full details here.
Please pencil in Thursday 9th July for a Club Social; provisionally at the Northbrook Arms, East Stratton. This will follow the coaching session at Micheldever.
NOTE: There will not now be a session on the 2nd July; the Blackwood session has been postponed to the 30th July.
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 July 8th - all members are welcome to attend.
The circles indicate our main mapped areas. There are permanent courses at The Vyne (free maps available at the entry kiosk) and Charlton Lakes (free maps at the café).