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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Future Events

Every Tuesday evening, 7pm

Join us for a run, a jog, a walk or just for the food afterwards! more details...

AIRE full list of all future events

British Orienteering list of major fixtures

Lockdown Photo O - 2

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NEW! Photo O 2

Can you work out this course on Ilkley Moor West? 20 controls? Slightly disappointing prizes for the winner/s. Rules set by the Grade A tyrant of a controller whose decision is final. This one's quite hard if you can spot it.

Control 6 (Monday)

Advice is here

The map is here

Control 5 Control 4 Control 3 Control 2 Control 1

Results of the first AIRE photo-O: you can find the controls, the results and the course at

Sun 24 May Read more…

Maprun F Launch

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4 Brand new 60 minute score courses available

As it may be sometime before we can gather and partake in traditional events,the club have been looking into options available to get you back out running and navigating again.

Maprun F is a Free app that uses GPS to track and record your run. It sounds at each control and provides immediate results when you finish including Split times. We have 4 new 60 minute score courses available same principles as the Autumn/Winter Leagues

Full information is on our new Map Run page

Thu 21 May Read more…

Aire Affairs May 2020 Lockdown Issue Now Available

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The May issue of Aire Affairs, containing members' stories of lockdown and an interview with award winning mapper Tony Thornley, is now available here on the website.

Aire Affairs May 2020

Sun 10 May Read more…

Update on British Orienteering Guidance

British Orienteering has issued updated guidance following the slight relaxations on outdoor exercise. The document reflects how Orienteering will be able to move forward as rules surrounding Lockdown are altered to hopefully allow us to do some Virtual/Socially Distant Orienteering. Their current views are in this document Bo Resumption Update Statement 14Th May 2020 V1 8

As a club we are currently looking at plans to be able to come forward with activities/events in line with this and Government Guidance in the near future.

At present all club event based orienteering activity remains suspended.

Sun 10 May Read more…

Tony Thornley Wins Mapper of the Year Award

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Chichester Trophy for BOC 2019 Map

Many Congratulations to Tony Thornley who has won the Chichester Trophy which is awarded annually by British Orienteering for the best map by an amateur mapper. The judges recognised Tony's top quality map of Kilnsey and Arncliffe used for BOC 2019 scoring it highest overall on specification, cartography and presentation. The prestigious award should have been made at the BO AGM at the JK but obviously that had to be postponed. Tony's comments on receiving the award are on the BO website British Orienteering News Chichester Trophy 2019

A fuller story will be included in the forthcoming Aire Affairs.

Wed 6 May Read more…

Lockdown Aire Affairs

What are you doing to keep fit physically and mentally during these strange times? Do you have JK/ British memories to share? I’d like to put an electronic lockdown issue of Aire Affairs together over the next couple of weeks and I would welcome all contributions of whatever sort. Please send to me at by Friday, 8th May. Keep safe and well! Wendy

Thu 23 Apr Read more…

Alternative orienteering activities

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Whilst all orienteering fixtures have been suspended for the foreseeable future (see separate news item), you may want to try these ideas... (click read more)

Thu 23 Apr Read more…