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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!

A new video has been released by the Orienteering Foundation, explaining how to get started on a Permanent Orienteering Course. 

The video sets out how to understand the map and how to orientate it to match the environment around you. It gives examples of the checkpoints you could be looking for and shows you how to download a map.     

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.

Select the 'Region' from the dropdown list you wish to visit and/or enter in the postcode. 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. 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. 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. Click on the search button – and away you go!

Please note - Getting a map: Please make sure you pick one that the venue is open for public access.                                                                                  

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POC/VOCNorbury Park
9 miles
Region
South East
Club
MV
Nearest town
Leatherhead
Postcode
KT23 4RR
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VOCRoosthole
17 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Horsham
Postcode
RH13 6PG
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POC/VOCNonsuch Park
18 miles
Region
South East
Club
MV
Nearest town
Cheam, Surrey
Postcode
SM3 8AJ
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VOCMaidenbower
20 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Crawley
Postcode
RH10 7QX
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POC/VOCTilgate Park
20 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Crawley
Postcode
RH10 5PH
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VOCLloyd Park
23 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Croydon
Postcode
CR0 5RA
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VOCCarroty Wood
25 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Handcross, Horsham
Postcode
RH17 6EU
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VOCGravetye
25 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
West Hoathly, East Grinstead
Postcode
RH19 4QJ
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VOCBurgess Hill
27 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Burgess Hill
Postcode
RH15 9AS
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VOCBromley North
28 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South
Postcode
BR1 3NT
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VOCDanny Park
28 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Hurstpierpoint
Postcode
BN6 9PP
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VOCHurst Meadows
28 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Hurstpierpoint
Postcode
BN6 9SD
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Bethnal Green
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Bethnal Green
Postcode
E2 0ET
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VOCNewtimber
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Pyecombe, Brighton
Postcode
BN45 7ED
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VOCSouth Downs Trail Challenge
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Pyecombe, Brighton
Postcode
BN45 7ED
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VOCWolstonbury Hill
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Pyecombe, Hassocks
Postcode
BN45 7ED
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VOCOrpington North
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Orpington, Kent
Postcode
BR6 0EF
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VOCPoverest Park
30 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Orpington, Kent
Postcode
BR6 0EF
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VOCClapton & Walthamstow Marsh
31 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London North East
Postcode
E5 9BL
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VOCSouthwick Hill
32 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea
Postcode
BN41 2RE
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VOCShrewsbury Park Junior
32 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South East
Postcode
SE18 3AG
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VOCPlumstead Common and Shrewsbury Park (Long)
32 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South East
Postcode
SE18 3AG
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VOCPlumstead Common and Shrewsbury Park (Short)
32 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South East
Postcode
SE18 3AG
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Leyton
33 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Leyton
Postcode
E10 5PS
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POC/VOCHove Park
33 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Brighton
Postcode
BN3 6BG
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POC/VOCSt Ann's Well Gardens, Brighton
33 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Brighton
Postcode
BN3 1PU
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VOCWelling
33 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South East
Postcode
DA16 3RW
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Wanstead
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Wanstead
Postcode
E11 2NT
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Leytonstone
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Leytonstone
Postcode
E11 1HE
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VOCMoon's Bottom
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Falmer, Brighton
Postcode
BN1 9PZ
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POC/VOCPreston Park
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Brighton
Postcode
BN1 6SD
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VOCDevil's Dyke
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Poynings, Brighton
Postcode
BN1 8YL
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VOCStanmer Park
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Falmer, Brighton
Postcode
BN1 9RB
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VOCBrighton City
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Brighton
Postcode
BN1 1HU
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VOCSwanley
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Swanley, Kent
Postcode
BR8 7YL
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VOCSwanley Park
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Swanley, Kent
Postcode
BR8 7YL
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VOCDanson Park & Bexleyheath streets.
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
London South
Postcode
DA6 8HL
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VOCSheffield Forest
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Nutley
Postcode
TN22 3YB
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VOCDuddleswell
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Duddleswell/Crowborough
Postcode
TN22 3JN
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VOCPiltdown
34 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Uckfield
Postcode
TN22 3XJ
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VOCChailey Common
35 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
North Chailey, Haywards Heath
Postcode
BN8 4DY
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Woodford
36 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Woodford
Postcode
IG8 7QE
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VOCDartford
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Dartford, Kent
Postcode
DA1 1JP
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VOCDartford Central Park
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Dartford, Kent
Postcode
DA1 1JP
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VOCTonbridge and Haysden
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Tonbridge
Postcode
TN9 1BL
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VOCBeacon Wood Country Park
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Bean Village
Postcode
DA2 8AR
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VOCTunbridge Wells and Three Parks
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Tunbridge Wells
Postcode
TN2 3QN
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VOCDunorlan Park
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Tunbridge Wells
Postcode
TN2 3QN
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VOCTunbridge Wells 2021
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Tunbridge Wells
Postcode
TN2 5TP
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VOCTunbridge Wells 2
37 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Tunbridge Wells
Postcode
TN2 3QN
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VOCCentral Line Street-O Loughton
39 miles
Region
South East
Club
CHIG
Nearest town
Loughton
Postcode
IG10 4PD
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VOCNew Ash Green
39 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Meopham, Kent
Postcode
DA3 8QT
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VOCLeybourne and West Malling
43 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Maidstone
Postcode
ME19 5HF
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VOCWest Malling and Leybourne
43 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
West Malling
Postcode
ME19 6QH
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VOCJeskyns Community Woodland (Long Course)
43 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Gravesend, Kent
Postcode
DA12 3AN
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VOCJeskyns Community Woodland (Short Course)
43 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Gravesend, Kent
Postcode
DA12 3AN
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VOCShorne Country Park (Short and Long Course)
43 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Gravesend, Kent
Postcode
DA12 3HX
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VOCLeybourne Lakes
45 miles
Region
South East
Club
DFOK
Nearest town
Maidstone, Kent
Postcode
ME20 6RJ
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VOCAbbots Wood
45 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Hailsham
Postcode
BN26 6SL
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VOCMote Park and Shepway
48 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Maidstone
Postcode
ME15 8DU
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VOCVinters and Maidstone East
48 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Maidstone
Postcode
ME14 5EH
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VOCWalderslade
48 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Walderslade
Postcode
ME5 9HP
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POC/VOCFriston Forest
48 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Eastbourne
Postcode
BN20 0AT
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VOCCrowlink/Birling Gap
48 miles
Region
South East
Club
SO
Nearest town
Friston, Eastbourne
Postcode
BN20 0AZ
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VOCMilton Creek
57 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Sittingbourne
Postcode
ME10 2HA
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VOCAshford Parks and Streets
63 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Ashford
Postcode
TN23 4QD
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VOCAshford 2
63 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Ashford
Postcode
TN23 4QZ
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VOCFaversham
64 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Faversham
Postcode
ME13 8PW
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VOCCanterbury
72 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Canterbury
Postcode
CT1 3RH
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VOCBridges of Canterbury
72 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Canterbury
Postcode
CT1 3RH
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VOCSaltwood and Hythe
73 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Hythe
Postcode
CT21 5NT
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VOCKingsdown
85 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Deal
Postcode
CT14 8AQ
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VOCBetteshanger 2021
85 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Deal
Postcode
CT14 0BF
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VOCDeal and Walmer
85 miles
Region
South East
Club
SAX
Nearest town
Deal
Postcode
CT14 7LH
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