CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to participate in a Virtual Orienteering Challenge in
Darlington North
CLOK logo

Follow this link for an introduction to Virtual Orienteering Challenges.


The Start is at the junction of Maynell Road and the lane that goes round behind Tony Simpson ("Vauxhall, Ford and Skoda Specialists").  Coming from the North Road Morrisons car park, when you get to the T-junction look diagonally right.

Click on the link to see a map.  You can zoom in (and, optionally, switch to Satellite mode) to see the details of the final approach to the event.  You can also get directions if you put in your starting location.

You should be able to park in the Morrisons car park.


There are no public toilets near the Start.  Please make your own arrangements.  (There are customer toilets in Morrisons.)


In the MapRunF app, Select Event and look for Darlington N1 VOC 2-xxxxx under UK / County Durham / Darlington, where xxxxx is Long, Medium or Short.

This challenge is a variant on a score event.  You can visit the controls in any order, and your result is the time that it takes you to visit them all.

The competition area is a mixture of quiet residential areas and parks (all to the west of North road).  It slopes gently upwards from south to north.  Please take care crossing roads.

Please note that the map is not a "proper" orienteering map, and there may be some unmapped buildings, paths, etc.

Paper maps

If you'd prefer to use a paper map rather than the one on your smartphone (which is going to be quite small and can be tricky to see in bright sunlight) you can use the link below to download a PDF copy of the map and print it off at home.  If you don't have a suitable printer, Phill Batts is offering a map printing service.

>>   Long course
>> Medium course
>> Short course
>> Control descriptions


You can access the results via the MapRun Console.  Open the menu (three horizontal lines at the top left hand corner of the window), select Leader Board and then filter by Darlington.


Caroline Mackenzie


Phill Batts


Please ensure you use a buddy system so that someone knows when you should return.

Please be courteous to members of the public in the competition area.

Remember to comply with Government guidance on social distancing.  For one thing, permission to continue to organise these challenges depends on participants being clearly seen to be following the coronavirus rules.  Also, from your own point of view, it's not worth risking catching Covid-19 just to save a few seconds on a navigation challenge.

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