A Guide to Orienteering is a very useful guide to all aspects of orienteering, as suggested by Aubrey.
Manchester and District Orienteering Club (MDOC) covers all parts of Greater Manchester and the surrounding area but the largest concentration of members is in South Manchester and Macclesfield. They welcome both senior and junior members. They have a strong programme for training juniors in the sport. There is a regular program of events throughout the year.
Greater Manchester Orienteering Activities (GMOA) is a voluntary organisation which sets up and maintains permanent orienteering courses.
Macclesfield Harriers organise occasional orienteering events.
British Orienteering Official site of the governing body for the United Kingdom. Provides information about the sport, news, events, fixtures, history, rankings, ...