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Permanent Orienteering Courses

There are a number of permanent orienteering courses (POCs) throughout South Yorkshire which are available to try at your leisure for little or no cost. The table below lists all known POCs in South Yorkshire including details on how to obtain maps for the courses.

None of these POCs are owned or managed by South Yorkshire Orienteers, they are provided here for your information. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of the information below, it is possible that there may be some errors. In general, the Forestry Commission courses have 20 controls unless stated otherwise.

Here is an excellent video made by Alex Lines explaining how to use a permanent orienteering course.

NameLocationMaps Available FromMap CostMap OwnershipOther Information
Bentley Community Woodland 4 miles north of Doncaster The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. 01302 388883
Free The Conservation Volunteers  
Brodsworth Community Woodland 5 miles northwest of Doncaster

The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. 01302 388883

Free The Conservation Volunteers  
Cudworth Common 5 miles northeast of Barnsley

The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. 01302 388883

Free The Conservation Volunteers  
Dearne Valley Park 2 miles east of Barnsley n/a n/a Barnsley Council Under construction.
Dinnington Community Woodland 8 miles southeast of Rotherham

The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. 01302 388883

Free The Conservation Volunteers Only 10 controls, small site
Grenoside Woods 6 miles north of Sheffield

Sheffield Wildlife Trust Website
Direct Link: Map and Control Descriptions

Free Sheffield Wildlife Trust 22 Controls, White, Yellow and Orange Courses
High Hazels Park 4 miles east of Sheffield Park rangers office ?? Sheffield City Council  
Kiveton Community Woodland 12 miles east of Sheffield

The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Tel. 01302 388883

Free The Conservation Volunteers  
Norfolk Park 2 miles southeast of Sheffield Available online from the Friends of Norfolk Park.
Or from The Centre in the Park and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
£0.50 Sheffield City Council  
Phoenix Park 8 miles west of Doncaster

The Conservation Volunteers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. 01302 388883

Free The Conservation Volunteers  
Quarry Park 6 miles northeast of Doncaster

Post office at entrance to park and Doncaster Council website

??/ Free Doncaster Council  
Rother Valley Country Park 11 miles south of Rotherham Visitor Centre £2.00 Rother Valley Country Park Ltd.  
Wombwell Wood 4 miles southeast of Barnsley

The Forestry Commission: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. 01302 820278

Free The Forestry Commission  
Last modified on Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:34