Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Pickering Park

RegionYorkshire and Humberside
ClubHumberside and Lincoln Orienteers
Nearest townHull
PostcodeHU4 7AB
Carpark locationPickering Road

Available Maps

Opened in 1911, this 60-acre site is home to a fishing lake, a sensory garden, an outdoor gym and multi-use games area, a playground and a paddling pool (open summer time) and sports pitches. The site can be accessed from Pickering Road or Hessle Road.

The terrain is flat open grassland and is mostly set to playing fields. There is a good network of prepared paths and the two shorter courses make use of these. However, participants on the longest course would need to be able to cross the playing fields. There is a number of small wooded areas but route choices can avoid these.

  Number of Controls Course Length
Short 11 0.9
Medium 15 1.8
Long 19 2.5

Other Things to do in the Area


The Hull Deep - a superb Sealife centre can be found near the city centre.

Museums that are in the Old Town: Wilberforce House,  Streetlife Museum.

The Maritime Museum is to be found in the city centre.

Maps Available From

Currently a booklet containing courses in all 8 of the Permanent Orienteering Sites in the city is available from all Leisure Centres, Parks and Libraries in the city as well as from Hull City Hall Box Office and Tourist Information Centre.

Alternatively, pdf versions are available at :

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