Orienteering Courses

orienteeringThere are a number of permanent courses in Sussex. Maps are available for these courses, which show the location of around 20 controls. A number of possible courses have been suggested at the bottom of each map, however there is nothing to stop you starting from wherever you wish and visiting whichever controls you want in any order.

The controls are marked by square plaques split into one red and one white triangle. Most of these are fixed to posts, benches or trees. On each plaque is a number corresponding to that marked on the map, also on the plaque is a unique letter. Noting down this letter provides proof that you have visited the control. On the map is a series of boxes, one for each control. Each box contains the number of the control, a description of its location and a space into which to copy the letter from the plaque. It is always worth checking the area out beforehand to ensure controls are in place as they can be subject to vandalism.

Location Grid RefMaps from
Bognor RegisHotham ParkSZ940992Inspire Leisure concessions in Hotham Park (when these concessions are open) or Arun Leisure Centre (Inspire Felpham), Felpham Way, Bognor Regis.
BrightonDevils Dyke TQ258110National Trust Devils Dyke Estate Office, Saddlescombe Farm, Brighton 01273 857712
BrightonPreston ParkTQ303064Please send an e-mail to poc@southdowns-orienteers.org.uk using the map name as the subject.
CrawleyBuchan ParkTQ246347Countryside Centre in the park. 01293 542088
CrawleyThe HawthTQ278363Please send an e-mail to poc@southdowns-orienteers.org.uk using the map name as the subject.
CuckfieldBorde Hill GardensTQ324265Visitor Centre Borde Hill Gardens 01444 450326
East GrinsteadBlacklands FarmCampsite Office www.blacklandfarm.org.uk 01342 810493
HorshamHorsham ParkTQ173308Park House, North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RL 01403 215201 Tourist Info Centre 9 The Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE 01403 211661
HorshamLeechpool and Owlbeech WoodsTQ193313 Mole Valley OC using the order form on the clubs website www.mvoc.org
HoveHove ParkTQ288063Please send an e-mail to poc@southdowns-orienteers.org.uk using the map name as the subject.
LancingLancing RingTQ184055Impulse Leisure, Lancing Manor, Manor Road, Lancing BN15 OPH 01903 524624
SouthwaterCountry ParkTQ159256Wardens Office, Southwater Country Park, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater RH13 7UN 01403 731218
Creating your own map and course

You can create your own map and course centred on your HQ using the Open Orienteering Map. It will require a bit of leg work to identify suitable control sites but is an fun way to make a street orienteering map using such things as lamp posts and letter boxes.

For help and general orienteering enquiries or to contact our County Advisor.

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