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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.

Name Location Maps Available From Map Cost Map Ownership Other Information
Bentley Community Woodland 4 miles north of Doncaster 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
Brodsworth Community Woodland 5 miles northwest of Doncaster

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
Cannon Hall 5 miles west of Barnsley Ring 01226 790270 to book a map Free Cannon Hall
Cudworth Common 5 miles northeast 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
Dearne Valley Park 2 miles east of Barnsley n/a n/a Barnsley Council Under construction, was due to be completed at the end of April 2012.
Dinnington Community Woodland 8 miles southeast of Rotherham

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

Free The Forestry Commission
Norfolk Park 2 miles southeast of Sheffield 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 Forestry Commission: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel. 01302 820278

Free The Forestry Commission
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, 18 February 2016 16:54