Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

British Orienteering is pleased to support the use of virtual (smartphone) and permanent Orienteering courses. The promotion and use of virtual and permanent Orienteering courses relate only to England, Scotland (with restrictions), NI and the Isle of Man, as government Policy and Guidance in Wales currently restricts these activities. For more information on courses, you can do with your smartphone see our Virtual Orienteering page.

Permanent Orienteering Courses are a great way to get out and go orienteering at any time. A wide variety of places including parks, gardens, country estates and woodlands have courses set up with marker posts showing the check points. All you need is the map to help you find your way round. These maps will come with instructions on what to look for and an explanation of the symbols used, so it's worth taking a note of these before you set off. 

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.

Covid-19 - 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, including car parks are open. Please note trail-O is a specialised form of orienteering, not to be confused with trail running.

Whether you're looking for a different walk with the family, wanting to discover new places or hidden corners, or adding variety to a training run, Permanent Orienteering Courses have a lot to offer.

Find available courses using the interactive map and filter boxes below.

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Attingham Park (National Trust)

RegionWest Midlands
ClubWrekin Orienteers
Nearest townShrewsbury
PostcodeSY4 4TP
Carpark locationFree Parking next to Visitor Reception.

Available Maps

Please note National Trust members need to show their membership cards for entry. Non-National Trust members will be required to pay an entry fee to the estate.

Orienteering courses start and finish in the stables courtyard.
Yellow courses are both 1.9km, and the Orange 3.2km.

Attingham is an 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect.

Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours - providing a fascinating story of love and neglect whose mark still stands in Attingham’s rooms today.


Other Things to do in the Area

As well as tours of the mansion house, the estate extends to 200 acres with a deer park, walking routes, a walled garden, and the field with children's play area. There is the Carriage House Cafe and a shop.  Dogs are welcome, please see the guide for dog owners on arrival.


Maps Available From

Free download from British Orienteering.

Attingham Park. Please ask at Visitor Reception.

School groups only by appointment. 01743 708123

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