About CLOK

CLOK is the local orienteering club for Cleveland and surrounding areas, including including Stockton and Middlesbrough, and stretching from Darlington and Barnard Castle in the west to Whitby in the east, and from Hartlepool in the north to Northallerton in the south. Many of our competition areas are around the scarp slopes on the northern and western edges of the North York Moors, including areas of open moorland and wooded hillsides. During a CLOK event you might pass close to the eye-catching landmark of Roseberry Topping, or run right past Captain Cook’s Monument.

We have orienteering maps of a number of parks and woodlands in the built-up areas and a range of Permanent orienteering courses and Virtual orienteering challenges.

We have an exciting calendar of events, at least one weekend event per month, as well a midweek summer series, and an autumn Saturday series. See the Future Events page for information about events in the near future.

We support orienteering in schools across the area, including mapping schools and training teachers, as well as inter-schools events. See the Contacts page if you are a school and want to learn more.

In 2004 CLOK was one of the first two orienteering clubs in the UK to achieve Sport England’s Clubmark accreditation. For further information about Clubmark and what it means for CLOK click here.

Benefits of joining CLOK

Some casual orienteers are happy to just run an event now and then and take it no further. However, CLOK is a thriving club and we welcome new members. Benefits of joining CLOK include:

  • Discounted entry to regional and national events
  • Ability to enter major UK events such as the JK and British Championships
  • Represent the club with free entry to relays and inter-club competitions such as the Yvette Baker Trophy for juniors and CompassSport Cup for all ages
  • Being part of the club atmosphere at major events like the JK, and Scottish, Lakes and Welsh multi-day summer events
  • Access to club training activities and social events
  • Hear about club activities, events, and more via our weekly email newsletter
  • Buy subsidised CLOK kit including orienteering tops and sprint vests, jackets and Buffs
  • Juniors have the opportunity to attend Monthly Junior Club Trainings with Neil Hunter, and become a part of the North East Junior Squad.
  • All Volunteers will receive either a half or full entry credit for helping to be used at a following event run by CLOK.

How to join CLOK

To become a member of CLOK as a new orienteer you must also become a member of the national governing body, British Orienteering. To join British Orienteering and CLOK:

  • Go to the Join Online page on the British Orienteering web site.
  • Select CLOK from the club drop-down box.
  • NEOA will appear automatically in the association box.
  • Choose the membership grade you require.
  • Click on Submit.
  • Check the information and click on Submit
  • Follow the instructions to enter your contact and other details.

If you are already a British Orienteering member with another club, and would like to change clubs to CLOK, you need to contact British Orienteering at to change your club affiliation.

If you would like any further information about joining CLOK then please contact the CLOK Membership Secretary, David Murphy (phone: 07305 065407, email:


For 2024, the annual fees to join both CLOK and British Orienteering are as follows:

1st Jan – 30th April1st May – 31st August1st Sep – 31st Dec
Young Adult£10£6.50£3

A Young Adult is anyone aged between 21 and 25 on the 1st of Jan 2024.
A Junior for 2024 is someone born in 2004 or Later.
A Family is either one or two seniors and any number of juniors, all of whom are resident at the same address.

Towards the end of each year you will receive a renewal notice from British Orienteering for the following year’s membership.

Personal Information

CLOK processes personal information for the purposes of running events, communicating with club members and providing interested people with information about forthcoming events. The way in which this information is used and kept secure, and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are explained in CLOK’s privacy policy.