Archive of News and Information stored under the Resources category.

Welcome to our new website

Southdowns Website

After many months of development we are pleased to present our new website which has been redesigned to adapt to many different devices and improve security.

All the content has been updated and the Forum has been replaced by Facebook.

Wed 31 JanRead more…

Links & Videos

There are loads of videos, books and articles out there to inspire and inform newcomers, juniors and seasoned orienteers. Here are just a few to get you started. Some of these videos have been made by members of the SO junior squad. Further useful links can be found in the information section.

Sat 13 JanRead more…


The club has clearly defined procedures for mitigating risk associated with events and for dealing with incidents that should arise. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event.

The club has a designated Safety Officer and a Child Protection & Welfare Officer. Contact details.

Mon 4 DecRead more…

Popular Events

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Many Southdowners travel further afield and take part in a wide variety of sociable multi-day events and alternative format races. Here are a few suggestions from around the UK.

Mon 4 DecRead more…


Routegadget Screenshot

Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Tue 1 NovRead more…


Clubmark Logo

Southdowns Orienteers first attained Sport England Clubmark accreditation in 2008 and the club is currently working towards revalidation in 2018. Clubmark is the Sport England cross sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. Clubmark accreditation is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:

Tue 11 MarRead more…