Basingstoke Andover District Orienteers
- the orienteering club for North Hampshire
Our next event is on a brand new area - Pen Wood near Newbury (click for flyer). This is a middle-distance event, organised and planned by the SCOA Junior Squad,
and BADO will be donating the profits to squad funds.
28 April: course details added to flyer
Results for the Oakley Orienteering Championships are now available on our Results page. We hope you all enjoyed your taste of orienteering and will join us again at our next event at Pen Wood. Help will be available again to get you started.
Nigel Benham is the MD of BML Printers, who produce all the maps for BADO (and many other clubs). Now recovered from a quadruple heart bypass, Nigel is cycling 100 miles to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
BADO have donated £50 on members' behalf, but further contributions can be made at Nigel's Just Giving page.
Craig Blackford and Eleanor Davey receive their SCOA League 2015 trophies.
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 May 11th - all members are welcome to attend.
The circles indicate our main mapped areas. There are permanent courses at