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 Many have unfortunately fallen into disrepair and or the maps are out of date.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.