Permanent Orienteering Courses

There are quite a lot of permanent orienteering courses in SE Wales designed mainly by SWOCmembers for local authorities. Many have unfortunately fallen into disrepair and or the maps are out of date. The 2 courses below are fairly recent and are suitable for beginners or improvers. More courses will hopefully be added.

We have a lots of Anytime MapRun courses to print at home and run here

Gwaelod y Garth, nr Cardiff.

Terrain – Open woodland with good contour detail.

Short Course – 1.4km – pdf map download here.

Long Course – 2.2km – pdf map download here.

Park on the road near the entrance to Garth Tyres. Street map link. CF15 9HE, GR ST 118832.

Heath Park, Cardiff.

Terrain – Urban Park

Short Course – 1.8km – pdf map download here.

Long Course – 2.5km – pdf map download here.

Park in the public car park off King George V Avenue, Streetmap link, CF14 4EP, GR ST 179796.

Pontcanna Permanent MapRun Courses

There are 5 MapRun courses in Pontcanna/Llandaff Fields/Bute Park. All are virtual courses with no controls on the ground and which use MapRun a free smartphone app. See the MapRun introduction page to see how to use it. You don’t have to start and finish at the position show on the map as the MapRun is set up so that you can use any control as the start /finish and run through the mapped start/finish as though its just another control.

Download the pdfs to print paper maps.

Control descriptions sheet.

Pontcanna Long course . 6.7km, 17 controls. Start – Fields Pk Rd car park, CF11 9JT. – Streetmap Link , Map download link.

Pontcanna Medium course. 3.8km, 11 controls. Start – Fields Pk Rd car park, CF11 9JT. – Streetmap Link , Map download link.

Llandaff fields short course. 1.9km, 10 controls. Start – Llandaff fields car park , Cathedral Rd, CF11 9QJ. Streetmap link, Map download link.

Bute Park Medium course. 3.4km 13 controls. Start – Park entrance by North Rd ambulance station. CF10 3EA. Streetmap link, Map download link.

Bute Park Short course. 2.3km 10 controls. Start – Park entrance by North Rd ambulance station. CF10 3EA. Streetmap link, Map download link.