Permanent Courses

14th Sep 14

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 listed below:  


Grid Reference


Belhus Woods Country Park, Aveley

TQ 564824

Maps can be purchased at the Visitor Centre, Romford Road, Aveley, RM15 4XJ
Hart's Wood , Brentwood

TQ 604928

No longer in use
Langdon Hills, Basildon

TQ 696859

Suspended awaiting a revision. Phone 01268-542066 for details
Thorndon North Country Park, Brentwood

TQ 607912

Maps can be purchased at the Countryside Centre, The Avenue, Brentwood CM13 3RZ
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