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Permanent Orienteering Courses

A Permanent Orienteering Course is a perfect tool 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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POCKilvey Community Woodland (Lower Swansea Valley) (F.C.)
0 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA1
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POCLlewellyn Park
2 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA5
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POCDunvant Brickworks
2 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swans
Postcode
SA2
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POCSingleton Park
2 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA2
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POCBrynmill Park, Brynmill
2 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA2
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POCMorriston Park
3 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA6
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POCLlys Nini RSPCA Animal Centre
6 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA4
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POCBishop's Wood
6 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA3
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POCMumbles Hill
6 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Swansea
Postcode
SA3
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POCGnoll Estate
8 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Neath
Postcode
SA11
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POCAfan Argoed Country Park
9 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Port Talbot
Postcode
SA13
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POCMynydd Mawr Woodland Park
10 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Tumble, Carmarthenshire
Postcode
SA14
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POCYnys Dawela
12 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Brynamman, Carmarthenshire
Postcode
SA18
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POCPembrey Country Park
14 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SBOC
Nearest town
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
Postcode
SA16
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POCCwm Dare Country Park
22 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SWOC
Nearest town
Cwm Dare
Postcode
CF44
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POCCosmeston Country Park
35 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SWOC
Nearest town
Cosmeston
Postcode
CF64
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POCPontypool Park
39 miles
Region
Wales
Club
SWOC
Nearest town
Pontypool
Postcode
NP4
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POCNant yr Arian (F.C.)
58 miles
Region
Wales
Club
MWOC
Nearest town
Aberystwyth
Postcode
SY24
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POCCoed Y Brenin (F.C.)
78 miles
Region
Wales
Club
MWOC
Nearest town
Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Postcode
LL40 2HZ
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POCNantgwrtheyrn
90 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Pwllheli
Postcode
LL53
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POCParc Y Mileniwm (F.C.)
91 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Penrhyndeudraeth
Postcode
LL48
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POCPlas Tan y Bwlch
93 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Postcode
LL41 3YU
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POCGlynllifon Country Park
100 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Caernarfon
Postcode
LL54
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POCPadarn Country Park
105 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Llanberis
Postcode
LL55
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POCBodlondeb Woods
115 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Conwy
Postcode
LL31
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POCParc Eirias
115 miles
Region
Wales
Club
ERYRI
Nearest town
Colwyn Bay
Postcode
LL29
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