Permanent Orienteering Courses

These are fixed orienteering courses available throughout Great Britain. They are usually designed for beginners but often include difficult options for improving or experienced orienteers. They are a great way to improve your navigation skills, experience orienteering without needing to attend an event or to simply make a walk more interesting. If you would like to register a Permanent Orienteering Course please complete this form and send it to the National Office. For information about permanent orienteering courses in your area use the search facility below:

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50 Parks in Greater Manchester

Nearest Town For full information use Club GMOA in the pull-down list above
Club:MDOC
Car Park Location See information on individual parks
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Visitor centres at most parks or from enquiries@gmoa.org.uk Please check each individual course for accessibility and courses.
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Trail-O available
  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

50 Parks in Greater Manchester

Nearest Town For full information use Club GMOA in the pull-down list above
Club:SELOC
Car Park Location See information on individual parks
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Visitor centres at most parks or from enquiries@gmoa.org.uk Please check each individual course for accessibility and courses.
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Trail-O available
  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Abbey Park

Nearest Town Leicester, Leicestershire
Club:LEI
Car Park Location B5327 off Abbey Park Road (Pay and Display)
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From http://www.leioc.org.uk/pocs/index.php 08456 80 1798
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Abbey Park - St. Margaret's Pastures

Nearest Town Leicester, Leicestershire
Club:LEI
Car Park Location off St. Margaret's Way
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From http://www.leioc.org.uk/pocs/index.php 08456 80 1798
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners

Adderstone Rigg (F.C.)

Nearest Town Pickering
Club:EBOR
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From The Visitor Centre, Dalby Forest
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Aden Country Park

Nearest Town Mintlaw
Club:GRAMP
Car Park Location Entrance off A950 to west of Mintlaw
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Shop at Aden Country Park or contact Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services 01261 813386
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Admiralty Ecology Site

Nearest Town Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees
Club:CLOK
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From On site class room. Only available by prior arrangement to supervised children's groups.
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners

Afan Argoed Country Park

Nearest Town Port Talbot
Club:SBOC
Car Park Location Afan Argoed Country Park
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Afan Argoed Country Park Visitor Centre Tel: 01639 850564
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Alderley Edge

Nearest Town Alderley Edge
Club:GMOA
Car Park Location 1.5 miles east of Alderley Edge Village on B5087 Macclesfield Road
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Rangers' Office OR Order from GMOA www.gmoa.org.uk
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Alexandra Park

Nearest Town Oldham
Club:GMOA
Car Park Location SW Oldham, SW of junction of A62 and A672. Main car park entrance in Kings Road, OL8 2BH
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Saddleworth Museum Shop, Uppermill, OL3 6HS
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Alice Holt (F.C.)

Nearest Town Farnham
Club:SN
Car Park Location Alice Holt Activity Centre, Signed off the A325
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Alice Holt Visitors Centre
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Allestree Park

Nearest Town Derby
Club:DVO
Car Park Location Allestree Park
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Golf Shop on Allestree Park
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Ambarrow Court

Nearest Town Sandhurst, Berkshire
Club:BKO
Car Park Location The entrance to Ambarrow Court is from the A321 Wokingham Road about 1Km north of Little Sandhurst
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Maps can be downloaded from the Bracknell Forest Council website at: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/orienteering
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners

Amberswood

Nearest Town Wigan
Club:GMOA
Car Park Location South Side of Wigan Road (A577), 0.5km west of Hindley at dismantled railway crossing.
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Order from GMOA www.gmoa.org.uk
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Antrim Castle Gardens

Nearest Town Antrim
Club:LVO
Car Park Location SW of the junction of the A6 and A26 in Antrim town
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim Castle Gardens, Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH Tel: 028 9442 8000
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Apedale Community Country Park

Nearest Town Newcastle-under-Lyme
Club:POTOC
Car Park Location From A34/B5369 junction, 2 miles north of Newcastle-under-Lyme, follow brown Apedale Country Park signs
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From On Site at Rangers' Office 01782 564885 or the Heritage Centre or by post from Alison Corbett. Tel: 01538 384447
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Armagh Palace Demesne

Nearest Town Armagh
Club:LVO
Car Park Location Access off the A3 in Armagh City
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Palace Demesne Visitor Centre, Armagh, BT60 4EL Tel: 028 3752 9629
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Arrow Valley Country Park

Nearest Town Redditch, Worcestershire
Club:HOC
Car Park Location Access from Battens Drive, B4497, Redditch
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From http://redditch.whub.org.uk/cms/pdf/Arrow%20Valley%20Orienteering%20Brochure.pdf
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Arrowe Park

Nearest Town Birkenhead
Club:DEE
Car Park Location M53 junct. 3 follow Arrowe Park Hospital signs (A552) to roundabout, take 1st exit (A551) for 500m & turn right into golf club car park
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Rangers’ Office, Royden Park, Hilbark Rd, Frankby, Wirral, CH48 1NP Tel: 0151 648 4371
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Ashby Town Trail

Nearest Town Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
Club:LEI
Car Park Location The Hood Park Leisure Centre
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Tourist Information Centre Ashby-de-la-zouch Museum, North St, Leicestershire LE65 1HU 01530 411767 http://www.leioc.org.uk/pocs/index.php
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners

Ashton Court

Nearest Town Bristol
Club:BOK
Car Park Location Through park entrance on south side of A369, along track to golf kiosk.
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Golf kiosk Tel. No: 0117 9738508
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers

Ashton Park

Nearest Town West Kirby
Club:DEE
Car Park Location Off A540 Wirral Visitor Centre, Station Rd.,Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61 0HN
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Wirrel Visitor Centre Tel: 0151 648 4371
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners

Attingham Park (NT)

Nearest Town Shrewsbury
Club:WRE
Car Park Location A5 Atcham
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From the Education Officer. Tel: 01743 708195. School groups only by appointment. The course is flag based and has to be put out for use.
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Avon Tyrell Activity Centre

Nearest Town Ringwood
Club:SOC
Car Park Location From Picket Post junction on A31 2 miles east of Ringwood go south on minor road to Burley.Go right at Burley towards Bransgore. Turn right for Avon Tyrell at Thorney Hill
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Avon Tyrell Activity Centre Tel: 023 8046 6091 NOTE. Organised groups by prior arrangement only.
Club Website

Further Information:

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience

Avon Valley Nature Reserve

Nearest Town Sailsbury, Wiltshire
Club:SARUM
Car Park Location Adjacent to Five Rivers Leisure Centre
Location Map Map
POC Map Available From Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury. www.wiltshire.gov.uk/sports-dev-final-avon-valley-nature-reserve-map.pdf
Club Website

Further Information:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
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