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Permanent Orienteering Courses

Due to COVID-19, there are restrictions across the UK. The activities listed here are to support individual exercise (or exercise within your household/ support bubble) and should only be undertaken if they are local to you. 

 

A Permanent Orienteering Course is a perfect way for getting active, enjoying the scenery and green spaces with your family, or as a chance to get outdoors for a competitive time trial.

You can find and download a Permanent Orienteering Course using the course finder below.  Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks and green spaces across the UK. The combination of physical and mental exercise often in stunning locations is like no other, and you can find, navigate and complete courses at any time, and at your own pace. You just need to download a map to get you started!

Virtual Orienteering Courses (smartphone and GPS watch) are courses created for to be completed with your smartphone or GPS watch and often have no infrastructure on the ground.  These can also be found below but for more information see our Virtual Orienteering page.

Instructions and guidance on courses and symbols will come alongside the map of the area you choose. Use our handy interactive map and filter system to find a course near you by following these five easy steps.

1. Select the 'Region' from the dropdown list you wish to visit and/or enter in the postcode.

2. The category box shows a dropdown of different terrains in which you can choose from and these include parkland, forests, woodlands and towns and cities. If you already have an idea then select which you are interested in or alternatively, you can select the 'All' option in the category box which will show all of the variety of places in your selected region.

3. If you would prefer a route which is wheelchair accessible tick the box by clicking on it. Please note trail-O is a specialised form of orienteering, not to be confused with trail running. You don't have to tick all of the boxes, but the most important is selecting the most suitable course for you.

4. The majority of permanent courses are suitable for beginners, usually categorised as white (very easy / up to 2.5km), yellow (easy / 2.6km to 5km) or orange (medium / 5km to 7.5km), but if you want a more difficult course these are available on some areas too. Select which one you prefer or leave these boxes blank to see the whole range which is available.

5. Click on the search button – and away you go!

Please note - Getting a map: At present, many leisure centres and visitor information centres are closed, so when using the search facility for a map, make sure you pick one that you can download and that the venue is open for public access.

                                                                                         

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POC/VOCArrow Valley Country Park
POC/VOCBirches Valley
Region
West Midlands
Club
WCH
Nearest town
Rugeley
Postcode
WS12 2UQ
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POCCallow Hill (FC)
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Bewdley
Postcode
DY14 9XQ
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POCCannon Hill Park
Region
West Midlands
Club
COBOC
Nearest town
Birmingham
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VOCCheadle
Region
West Midlands
Club
POTOC
Nearest town
Cheadle, Staffs
Postcode
ST10 1EU
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POCClent Hills (NT)
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Halesowen
Postcode
DY9
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VOCCongleton
Region
West Midlands
Club
POTOC
Nearest town
CONGLETON
Postcode
CW12 1DR
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POCCroft Castle
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire
Postcode
HR6 9PW
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POCCroome Park
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire
Postcode
WR8 9DW
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POCDudmaston Hall Woods
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Quatt, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Postcode
WV15 6QN
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POCHawkbatch (FC)
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Bewdley
Postcode
DY12 3AF
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POCHimley Hall
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
Wombourne
Postcode
DY3 4LA
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POCLickey Hills
Region
West Midlands
Club
COBOC
Nearest town
Birmingham
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POCLilleshall Hall
Region
West Midlands
Club
WRE
Nearest town
Newport
Postcode
TF10
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VOCNorton Heights
Region
West Midlands
Club
POTOC
Nearest town
Stoke on trent
Postcode
ST1 6EJ
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VOCSandbach
Region
West Midlands
Club
POTOC
Nearest town
Sandbach
Postcode
CW11 1HW
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POCSandwell Valley
Region
West Midlands
Club
HOC
Nearest town
West Bromwich
Postcode
B71 4BG
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POCSutton Park
Region
West Midlands
Club
COBOC
Nearest town
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Postcode
B74 2YT
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POCTackeroo (F.C.)
Region
West Midlands
Club
WCH
Nearest town
Rugeley
Postcode
WS15
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VOCWhitehill
Region
West Midlands
Club
POTOC
Nearest town
Kidsgrove
Postcode
ST7 4AY
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POCWightwick Manor (NT)
Region
West Midlands
Club
WCH
Nearest town
Wolverhampton, West Mids
Postcode
WV6 8BN
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