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Plymouth Central Park

RegionSouth West
ClubDevon Orienteering Club
Nearest townPlymouth
PostcodePL3 4HQ
Carpark locationCentral Park is adjacent to Plymouth Argyle FC and the Park & Ride

Available Maps

Plymouth Central Park

Permanent Orienteering Course

Please note (May 2020): This Permanent Course needs updating. The White and Yellow courses are reasonable, but others are in poor condition. Controls 14 and 21 are unlikely to exist. Devon Orienteering Club is currently looking for a volunteer to work with Plymouth City Council to bring it back up to scratch.

Maps may also be available from the Golf Kiosk which is 300m south of the Plymouth Life Centre.

The Start and Finish for all courses is now the small shelter 100m south of the Golf Kiosk. 



Control Descriptions are now included on the map or download below

Map updated


Course Controls Length
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
White 10 1.3 Easy Access 25
Yellow 9 1.8 Introductory 35
Orange 13 3.0 Moderate 50
Lt Green 14 3.7 Hard 65
Score 35     60

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of time is for a group walking around. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

For details about how to make the best use of Permanent Orienteering Courses, and safety considerations, see:

Devon Orienteering

Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.


Maps Available From

From Reception at the Mayflower Centre. You are advised to telephone the centre to check map availability on 01752 564564. 

Maps are now available free of charge from the Golf Kiosk in Central Park. 25 May 2010.

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