Welcome to the website of Wimborne Orienteers (WIM), the largest orienteering club in Dorset. Our membership area stretches throughout Dorset from Bridport in W Dorset through to Fordingbridge and the western edges of the New Forest. WIM recently came 2nd in the 2017 round of the CompassSport Trophy competition, the national competition for smaller orienteering clubs.
Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map; as a competitive sport the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route; as a recreational activity it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban areas, parks and school playgrounds. Orienteering is a fulfilling sport for runners and walkers of all ages who want to test themselves mentally as well as physically or who want to add variety to their leisure activities.
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The old WIM website, which contains archive material dating back to 1997, can be accessed here
Map samples based on Ordnance Survey Mapping with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. Crown Copyright. Licence No. 100015287
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