Welcome to the website of the East Anglian Orienteering Association (EAOA). If you are new to the sport, please take a look at our Introduction.

We act on behalf of the orienteering clubs in our region, in particular by:

  • Operating a regional Junior Squad, to provide training and development for younger orienteers from clubs across the region.
  • Organising Leagues and Championships for individual club members and clubs as a whole.
  • Laying on orienteering events which require the resources of more than just one club.
  • Appointing event controllers, who ensure that courses are well planned and safe, and that competitions are fair.
  • Coordinating fixtures across and beyond the region, to avoid event date clashes.

Association officials are orienteers who are members of constituent clubs.

If you want a national perspective on the sport, try visiting the British Orienteering website for the official view, or nopesport for a less formal look at orienteering and some lively discussion forums.

Recent news items

Upcoming EA events


The EAOA AGM will take place online at 7:30pm on Wednesday 30th June. Please contact your EAOA Committee representative for the url and password for the meeting. The minutes of the 2020 AGM are available here. Please contact the EAOA Secretary with any items you wish to raise at the AGM.

COVID-19 Update

Orienteering events across the region are currently suspended in accordance with national lockdown measures. However, you can still orienteer as an individual or household, for example if you live locally to a Permanent orienteering course or a MapRun course, which you can run with a smartphone. For more information on what is allowed during the current restrictions see the British Orienteering website.

Orienteering lends itself to being a socially distanced activity, unlike many other sports. Clubs in East Anglia were able to resume organised events during late Summer and Autumn 2020 in line with restrictions than in place, and we look forward to once more being able to lay on events when conditions allow us to do so safely.

The Region


Map of East Anglian Region. SMOC. HAVOC. SOS. SUFFOC. NOR. WAOC.

In orienteering terms, East Anglia comprises the whole of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, northern Buckinghamshire, southern Northamptonshire and most of Essex.

There are six open clubs (which anyone can join) in the region, as well as three closed clubs (whose membership is drawn from particular institutions). The approximate locations of the open clubs are shown on the map. Use the links on the clubs page to find out what's happening in your area.

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DRONGO logo.
SOS logo.
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Site maintained by Helen Nisbet on behalf of EAOA. Page last updated on 11th June 2021 at 10:29am