What is Orienteering

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Permanent Courses – pre BOF

Permanent Orienteering Courses (POCs) provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to orienteer at any time. Courses vary in technical difficulty. Some are designed for children and beginners whilst others offer more of a challenge.

If you have not used permanent course before the recent Youtube video is designed to help you.

Please Download instructions on how to make use of a Permanent Orienteering course.

There are also other useful downloads available:

For many of the courses there is a Youth Leader/ Teacher pack. This gives details on using the POC to introduce your group to orienteering.

The map below shows the location of POCs. Please note that some areas have different start points so you should choose the one that suits you best. For many areas you can submit a free request online by filling in a small form. After completion of the form a set of links to the map files etc. will appear.

You will then be able to print them out on your own printer – quality will depend on your printer and paper used.

Buying Maps

Course packs for some areas can also be purchased on site – check opening times and map availability before travelling.

  • Brocks Hill, Oadby; Bradgate Park; Foxton Locks Boiler House; Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick and Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre

Alternatively you can request packs including laser printed maps on waterproof paper- cost GBP 2.00 – from our Permanent Course Co-ordinator John Marriott email – . (You will need to bank transfer the money to the club). Please note it could take up to 7 days to get your maps.

Control markers do get damaged or go missing from time to time, here is a list of known problems with markers. When you have visited a POC we would be very interested in hearing about your experience. In particular we would would like to be made aware of any damaged or missing control points. [Fill in feedback form]

Help on using the map below: Clicking on the icon or the name in the list will provide additional details. You can use the normal Google Maps controls to pan and zoom or you can pan using click and drag and zoom using the scroll wheel. You can select whether to show roads or aerial photographs.

Red marker Maps available free online Yellow marker Maps packs for sale Yellow marker Maps packs for sale and available online

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Abbey Park, Leicester
Abbey Park – Pet’s Corner, Leicester
Abbey Park – St Margaret’s, Leicester
Ashby Town Trail, Ashby de la Zouch
Beacon Hill East
Beacon Hill West
Booth Wood, Loughborough
Bosworth Park, Market Bosworth
Bradgate Park – Newtown Linford Start
Bradgate Park – Deer Barn Tea Rooms Start
Bradgate Park – Old John Start
Bradgate Park – HallGates Start
Braunstone Park, Leicester
Brocks Hill, Oadby
Burbage Common and Woods
Castle Hill, Ancient Monument start
Castle Hill, Anstey Start
Castle Hill, Beaumont Lodge School
Castle Hill, Heatherbrook School
Castle Hill, Gorse Hill
Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Donisthorpe Woodlands – Moira Furnace
East Carlton Park, Corby
Evington Arboretum, Leicester
Evington Park, Leicester
Fermyn Woods, Northants
Fosse Meadows, Sharnford
Foxton Locks, Market Harborough
Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick
Hermitage – Stephenson Industrial Estate Start
Hicks Lodge, Ashby de la Zouch
Hood Park, Ashby de la Zouch
John’s Lee Wood, Newtown Linford
Knighton Park, Leicester
Irchester Country Park
Loughborough University – Facilities Dept. Start
Loughborough University – Students Union Start
Martinshaw Woods, Groby, East Start
Martinshaw Woods, Groby, West Start
Melton Country Park
Oakham Woodlands, Oakham
The Outwoods, Loughborough
The Pavilion, Huncote
Ratby Woodlands, Ratby
Sence Valley Forest Park, Ibstock
Snibston North Start, Coalville
Snibston Pools Start, Coalville
Stonebow, Loughborough
Watermead – Belgrave Bridge Start
Watermead – Birstall Meadow Lane Start
Watermead – Birstall White Horse Inn Start
Watermead – King Lear’s Lake Start
Watermead – Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre Start
Watermead – Mammoth Start
Western Park, Leicester