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Welcome to Harlequins Orienteering Club’s website. We are based in the West Midlands of England and our ‘catchment’ covers Birmingham, the Black Country, Worcestershire and parts of Shropshire and Herefordshire.

If you are new to orienteering, take a look at our New to Orienteering page for hints and tips and check out our Birmingham based Beginners and Families events.


Worcester City Urban, Sunday 1st September

An exciting new area for orienteering including historical landmarks, the main city centre, canals and the University. Follow this link for more details or

This event forms part of the UK Urban League. The full range of urban courses will be on offer including two explorer courses for newcomers or those wanting a less competitive run are available, as well as an accessibility course.

The Explorer course visits some of the city’s points of interest in a loop of around 5km. The Family Explorer is shorter and suitable for groups with younger families to get a taster of orienteering in an urban environment.  Why not make a weekend of it in the West Midlands? Our neighbours NGOC have a UKUL in Stroud on the Saturday.


Next orienteering events:

Summer Series
  • 8th August, Walton Hill
  • 15th August, Kings Heath, Birmingham
1st September, Worcester CityWMUL.

The full list of future events is here.


As well as events organised by HOC and other clubs our Smartphone Orienteering and Permanent Orienteering Courses offer a range of opportunities to practice your skills.

Check out the results from previous club events, and if you are a Harlequin member pop into the club forum for a chat.


We are committed to the principles of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Safeguarding page explains our policies and practice.


And as a reward for reading this far, a reminder of why we love orienteering!