Permanent Courses


If you just want a local map you can use the pins below.
If you want a map for another area then use this link to the National site.
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 a 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:

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.

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; The Pavilion, Huncote and Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre

Use the link to buy maps before visiting, the courses maps will differ from those you buy on site.

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