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Houghall Woods

RegionNorth East
ClubNorthern Navigators
Nearest townDurham
PostcodeDH1 3SG
Carpark locationDurham University Maiden Castle Sports Centre

Houghall Woods is an ideal location for a beginner to learn the art of orienteering. Situated
close to Durham City, the courses will take you through centuries-old, beautiful, mature,
deciduous woodland, as well as the tracks and paths around the University Science Campus
and the East Durham College Houghall Campus.

Maps Available From

Durham University Maiden Castle Sports Centre


Rob McKenna (Northern Navigators) - robmckenna193@gmail.com

Further Information

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