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Permanent Orienteering Courses

As well as organised events laid on by the British Orienteering Affiliated Clubs, there are many permanent courses all across the UK. Once you have acquired a map kit, you can orienteer whenever you like. The map kit usually includes:

  • a map with the control sites marked,
  • a control card for you to mark the codes corresponding to the control marker,
  • a sheet of instructions to help you get started.

Permanent Orienteering Courses in the DEE Area

There are several permanent courses in the Deeside Orienteering Club Area including:

A - Castle Park, Frodsham

Grid Reference SJ514774. Map kits are available at £1 each.

  • Full details and downloadable map here.
  • or buy map on-site at Castle Park Arts Centre (01928-735832).

B - Delamere Forest

Grid Reference SJ 548704. Turn off the B5152 at Delamere railway station. Park in the Forestry Commission's Linmere Visitor Centre Car Park. Map kits are available at £1.50 each.

  • Full details and downloadable map here.
  • or buy map on-site at "Tracs Bike & Hire Shop ", next to the café (01606-881802, mobile 07949-088477).

Please note that as at 21/2/18 only the White, Orange, Yellow and Light Green courses are open. The Green and Blue courses are closed due to flooding and extensive undergrowth.

C - Greenbank and Clough Wood, (Marshall's Arm) and Hartord Campus, Northwich

Grid Reference SJ649727. Map kits and instruction sheet are available at 50p each by contacting

E - Marbury Country Park, Comberbach, nr. Northwich

Grid Reference SJ653763(car park). Includes a wheelchair course. Contact the Rangers' office (01606-77741) for more information. Map kits are available at 50p each from Comberbach Post Office (01606-891316).

J - Birkenhead Park

Grid Reference SJ308890. Maps £1 on sale from Visitor Centre - (0151 652 5197) - Park Drive, Birkenhead, CH41 4HY.

M - Rivacre Country Park, Ellesmere Port, South Wirral

Grid Reference SJ383779. From M53 junction 7, take B5132 signed 'Overpool'. After about half a mile, turn right into Rivacre Road. Map kits are available free.

  • Full details here.
  • Free downloadable map here.
  • or phone the Ranger (0151-357-1991) for maps or if you want to take a group.

There are other courses in the surrounding areas of the North West Region, please see their web sites for details.

Mike Smithard