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The North East Orienteering Association (NEOA) is the body responsible for orienteering in the North East of England and is affiliated to British Orienteering.  In the region we have 3 open clubs (CLOK, NATO and NN) and two clubs with restricted membership (DUOC and NUFOC).

Orienteering is a sport for all, from elite competitors to families, with participants aged from under 10 to over 80 compete in a variety of age classes.  Orienteering events take place in forests, moorland, parks and towns.  Competitors are given a map, and must navigate between a series of marked checkpoints, in the fastest time, deciding and following their own route between the checkpoints.  It is both a mental and physical challenge.

Clubs

The orienteering clubs in the region are as follows:

Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK) Most members are in Cleveland, South Durham (Darlington), and North Yorkshire (Northallerton northwards)
Northern Navigators (NN) Most members are in County Durham, Wearside, and South Tyneside
Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers (NATO) Most members are on Tyneside, in Tynedale, and Northumberland
Durham (DUOC) Closed club for students and staff at the university
Newcastle University Fell Running and Orienteering Club (NUFOC) Closed club for students and staff at the university

Our neighbouring regional assocations are as follows: