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Blaise Castle

RegionSouth West
ClubBristol Orienteering Klub
Nearest townBristol
PostcodeBS10 7QT
Carpark locationThe course starts from the main car park off Kings Weston Road at BS10 7QS

Available Map

At Blaise Castle Estate, each control marker is a concrete post with a control number and letter on it. The Control Card on the reverse of the map shows the 18 control numbers and their descriptions. Three courses are suggested on the back of the map; Beginners (Yellow), Medium (Light Green) and Long (Blue).

The courses are set up to be used with the smartphone app UsynligO (See below for details), or control letters can be written on the back of the map.

VOC Details

Map available at: https://usynligo.no/filter?category=BristolOrienteeringKlub - "BOK - Virtual Forest Score Race - Blaise Castle - Permanent Course"

Forest Race - 1 hour Score - 1:10,000 - Virtual Event - Uses Permanent Orienteering Course Controls. Go to the following link to find out about course difficulty and those that are suitable for beginners: https://www.bristolorienteering.org.uk/types-courses-and-difficulty-levels . For more information on orienteering map symbols and pictorial descriptions go to this link https://www.bristolorienteering.org.uk/getting-started/control-descriptions-and-map-specifications

Other Things to do in the Area

Bristol City Council website gives full details of other things at Blaise Castle.  These include a cafe, toilets and children’s play area.  There is a museum and you can climb to the top of the castle.  Both these have limited opening times.

Maps Available From

Cafe beside the car park. Open 7 days a week. 8.30am - 5pm, April - end October; 8.30am - 3pm, end October to end March. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Up and Running, 38 North View, Bristol, BS6 7QA, open 7 days a week.

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