Solway Orienteers

Are you looking for a sport that is a little bit different?
A sport that is fun, adventurious and totally absobing?
If so then orienteering could be just what you are looking for!

Solway is a small friendly club in the south west of Scotland. Our members range in age from 8 years old to 70 plus – this is one sport where all the family can join in as the courses are graded by length and difficulty. Mum and Dad (or grandparents) don’t have to be just the taxi drivers!

The clubs focus is on holding local orienteering events and encouraging people to participate in this challenging sport at whatever level they choose. Walk, jog, run – you decide!

orienteeringWe organise about 15 events a year within the Dumfries and Galloway region. Most of our mapped areas are in the vicinity of Dumfries and Dalbeattie and we also have areas close to Thornhill and Gatehouse of Fleet. On the club website you will find more information about orienteering and Solway Orienteers current planned fixtures. Browse the information and if you like the sound of our sport why don’t you come along and try it for yourself, no previous experience is needed. Our expectation is that after 3 taster sessions people wishing to continue will become members.

Our club is full accreditied through Dumfries and Galloway Council and all of our coaches have full disclosures and training.


Upcoming events

Learn how to read a map in our family friendly sessions. Come and take part in our fun and informative evenings which are organised and run by our coaches in May. The  focus will be on teaching and giving opportunities to practice the skills needed to be a successful map reader. The activities will be graded in difficulty so beginners and more experienced navigators will be working at improving their level of competence.
Non members are welcome.

25 May Dalbeattie Town Wood (check the club web site or Facebook page for exact meeting point)

Start time for all of the above evenings will be 18.00 sharp and  will end at 19.30. Cost £2.00.


Solway Summer Series

1 June Crichton Grounds, Dumfries.

8 June Hills Wood near Dumfries.

15 June Corncockle near Lochmaben

22 June Dalbeattie Town Wood open area.

29 June Mabie Forest near Dumfries

For more information please visit our club website:

Or you can sign up to our events e-mail list.

Or take a look at our facebook page:


If you have any further questions you can get in touch with Tim & Helen:

Tel:- 01556 610235