Next Major Event

SWOC Welsh League at Margam North Forest 

Sun March 25th.

Due to the cancellation of the Welsh Championship weekend this event will be an Yvette Baker Trophy Qualifier (interclub competition for juniors).

One of the best forest areas in S Wales.

Full range of colour codes courses for all standards.

Helpers needed in return for a free run contact

Full details - here


Llandaff North Street Score

Wed March 28th - registration from 6.30, details here.

Mar 21, 2018

Summer Park Series 2018

Provisional dates for  CPS 2018 have been agreed and are shown below. You will notice that we have introduced a coupe of new areas and will be visiting Porthkerry Country Park  and Cosmeston in addition to some more regular haunts.

Dates for this summer -
9 May - Heath Park
23 May - Porthkerry Country Park
6 June - Roath Park
20 June - Bute Park
4  July - Llandaff Fields/ Pontcanna Fields
18 July - Cosmeston Country Park

We are hoping to have a social/BBQ after the final event at Cosmeston and award prizes. 
We are also looking for volunteers to help plan the events. Contact Nigel if you are interested.

Mar 07, 2018

British Night Championships

Amazing light trail composite photo of Merthyr Mawr by Siobhan Lock of SBOC  Image © 2018 Siobhan Lock (SBOC) Timelapse photos were stacked to achieve trails. -

Mar 06, 2018

British Night Championships

British Night Championships

Results Here

Congratulations to Nick Silk and team for organising a very successful British Night Orienteering Championships at Merthyr Mawr. The event ran faultlessly and there were numerous complements from the competitors.

Swoc medal winners -

Clare Dallimore 2nd W21, Alice Bedwell 1st W55, Gill Manning 1st W65

Rhys Manning - 2nd M35, Mark Saunders 3rd M55, Nigel Ferrrand 2nd M60S, Colin Powell 2nd M80


Feb 24, 2018

SWOC Orienteering League

SWOC Orienteering League

We are pleased to announce that during 2018 SWOC will be holding its inaugural orienteering League. This will be based on eight local fixtures held during the year, with your best five results counting. A simple scoring system will be used for the league with 50 points for first, 49 points for second etc.

 Courses counting in the SWOC Orienteering League will be Blue, Green and Orange (no league for yellow, but yellow courses will be provided).  After the final event at Forest Fawr we hope to hold a social and prize giving. 

 Separate prizes for men and women will be awarded as follows:

 On the Blue

  On the Green

 On the Orange

 Provisional fixtures counting in the league league will be as follows:




League 1

Saturday 20th Jan

Draethen, near Caerphilly

League 2

Saturday10th Feb

Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny

League 3

Saturday 14th April

Derri, near Abergavenny

League 4

Saturday 19th May

Myndd y Gaer, near Bridgend

League 5

Wednesday 20th June

Bute Park, Cardiff  (CPS3)

League 6

Wednesday 18th July

Cosmeston, near Penarth (CPS6)

League 7

Saturday27th October

Garth, near Cardiff

League 8

Saturday 17th November

Forest Fawr, Cardif



Undoubtedly details will evolve during the year, but hopefully it will provide a bit of extra fun and reason to attend even more local events. Full details will be on the website. First event this coming Saturday at Draethen. 

If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help run the League feel free to speak to with either myself, mark Saunders or Duncan Innes.

Jan 15, 2018