These are fixed orienteering courses available throughout the country often using wooden posts as control markers. The courses are usually designed for beginners but often include more difficult options for improving or experienced orienteers. They are a great way to improve your navigation skills and experience orienteering without needing to attend an event. Or perhaps for you to simply make a walk more interesting.
HAVOC, in association with local authorities responsible for country parks in our area, have helped established a number of permanent orienteering courses. These are shown on the map and listed below. The number on the map corresponds to the reference in the table.
|1||Belhus Woods Country Park, Aveley||
|Maps can be purchased at the Visitor Centre, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XJ|
|Hart's Wood , Brentwood||
|No longer in use|
|Langdon Hills, Basildon||
|Suspended awaiting a revision. Phone 01268-542066 for details|
|2||Thorndon North Country Park, Brentwood||
|Maps can be purchased at the Countryside Centre, The Avenue, Brentwood CM13 3RZ|
|3||Weald Park, Brentwood||TQ 571946||Maps can be purchased from the Visitor Centre, Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood CM14 5QS.|
For a countrywide list of permanent courses, see the British Orienteering website