Any one know any UK orienteering clubs?

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  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:11:33 63,700 posts
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    Want to start a hobby. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:15:03
    Razz wrote:
    Want to start a hobby. Any help would be appreciated.
    There you go

    I even fixed the speeling :)
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:15:45
    There's supposed to be a really good one near us. Didn't join though. Couldn't find it.
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:16:24 63,700 posts
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    Cheers! :)

    /hands Fozzie his coat

    Edited by Razz at 13:17:04 06-10-2005
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:16:36
    Closest to you right?
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:17:02
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    There's supposed to be a really good one near us. Didn't join though. Couldn't find it.
    /fake laugh
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:18:51
    Djini wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    There's supposed to be a really good one near us. Didn't join though. Couldn't find it.
    /fake laugh

    /fake look of concern
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:19:30 63,700 posts
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    Djini wrote:
    Closest to you right?

    Looks really exciting! I've always wanted to do this..

    er... anyone heard of Bicycle orienteering?
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:19:38
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    Djini wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    There's supposed to be a really good one near us. Didn't join though. Couldn't find it.
    /fake laugh

    /fake look of concern
    /fake comment
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:20:52
    Razz wrote:
    Djini wrote:
    Closest to you right?

    Looks really exciting!
    Wait to you try THIS then ;P
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:24:06 63,700 posts
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    /One fingered salute

    :p
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:26:29
    For teh win!

    Bet it's all go there!
  • ssuellid 6 Oct 2005 13:28:18 19,141 posts
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    Its can be good fun. Went on a few when I was younger and had various incidents - one course was set by a bloke who did not know how to use a map and compass. Also teaches you that a straight line isn't always the quickest over open ground - make use of contours on the map.
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:46:18 63,700 posts
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    Ssue: Did you guys have to run or walk? I know some orienteering clubs have races etc... LOK meet up twice a week and run around Hampsted Heath o_O
  • Spanky 6 Oct 2005 13:49:15 14,962 posts
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    I thought the whole point was that it was a race?
  • ssuellid 6 Oct 2005 13:49:37 19,141 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Ssue: Did you guys have to run or walk? I know some orienteering clubs have races etc... LOK meet up twice a week and run around Hampsted Heath o_O

    Either. Some times it was a race against other teams or the clock, other weeks it would just be more of a day out at your own pace.
  • ssuellid 6 Oct 2005 13:50:28 19,141 posts
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    Spanky wrote:
    I thought the whole point was that it was a race?

    Sometimes its for a walk in nice scenery, or a 'best route' competition - rare tho.
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:51:34 63,700 posts
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    Cool. That's what I'm more interested in, a day out rambling through the forest.
  • DaisyD 6 Oct 2005 13:53:17 11,816 posts
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    Djini wrote:
    Closest to you right?
    Hertfordshire is teh best! \o/

    Edited by DaisyD at 13:54:25 06-10-2005
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:54:22 63,700 posts
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    Diasy love, what's the best (cheapest) way of gettign to Hertfordshire then from Central London?
  • DaisyD 6 Oct 2005 13:56:36 11,816 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Diasy love, what's the best (cheapest) way of gettign to Hertfordshire then from Central London?
    Being a police officer with free train travel! o_0

    Serriously though, depends where you want to go.
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 13:58:03 63,700 posts
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    Watford Town Hall
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 13:59:17
    Liverpool Street Station + Overground trains...

    I'll get you a map... hold on
    Map

    Edited by Djini at 14:07:50 06-10-2005
  • DaisyD 6 Oct 2005 14:02:31 11,816 posts
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    By train from Euston to Watford Junction - the town hall's about a 10 to 15 minute walk from there.

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you going there for?

    Edit: If you catch the fast train from Euston it'll only be a 15 minute journey instead of the 19/20 minutes they advertise it as.

    Edited by DaisyD at 14:04:37 06-10-2005
  • Deleted user 6 October 2005 14:26:27
    Razz wrote:
    Cool. That's what I'm more interested in, a day out rambling through the forest.

    Do this then silly!

    (Take a camera and take up landscape photography too).

    Example Walk
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 14:27:03 63,700 posts
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    Djini wrote:
    Liverpool Street Station + Overground trains...

    I'll get you a map... hold on
    Map

    Edited by Djini at 14:07:50 06-10-2005

    Cheers :)
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 14:28:58 63,700 posts
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    DaisyD wrote:
    By train from Euston to Watford Junction - the town hall's about a 10 to 15 minute walk from there.

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you going there for?

    Edit: If you catch the fast train from Euston it'll only be a 15 minute journey instead of the 19/20 minutes they advertise it as.

    Edited by DaisyD at 14:04:37 06-10-2005

    I've now someone there that sells some good weed, going to pick up. ;)

    The orienteering society meets there, I'm goign to sign up next tuesday! Thanks again mate.

    Edited by Razz at 14:30:05 06-10-2005
  • DaisyD 6 Oct 2005 14:35:04 11,816 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    I've now someone there that sells some good weed, going to pick up. ;)
    I think I know who . . . ;)

    The orienteering society meets there, I'm goign to sign up next tuesday! Thanks again mate.

    Edited by Razz at 14:30:05 06-10-2005
    Cool! I dare say they'll then take you all off to Whippendell Woods - apparently there's a course there. And I thought Whippendell Woods was just dog walkers, shaggers, and cops stopping off for a sneaky ciggie in the early hours of the morning (apparently).

    Edited by DaisyD at 14:37:21 06-10-2005
  • DarmokJalad 6 Oct 2005 14:35:05 63,700 posts
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    F_S: Hahahaha! I just didn't want to cross the line t'is all.

    Daisy: Cool, so is Watford your "Manner" then?

    Edited by Razz at 14:36:21 06-10-2005
  • DaisyD 6 Oct 2005 14:39:10 11,816 posts
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    Lived here for a few years now, and worked around here since Feb.

    Edited by DaisyD at 14:40:35 06-10-2005
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