Permanent Courses in Derbyshire

Permanent Courses in Derbyshire

These courses provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to orienteer at any time. They vary in technical difficulty as detailed below, some are more suitable for teaching children, others offer a challenge even to the experienced orienteer. In most cases map packs and bulk copies of the maps (with or without the controls marked) are available. For more information on any of the courses contact the

Watch this video for an introduction for newcomers

Several courses are already available in the MapRun app which enables you to time yourself using your smartphone. Download the free app here for either Android or iPhone. In the app press Select Event and go to UK/Derbyshire/Derwent Valley and then to the area required. For some you will need the PIN code either from a purchased map or by contacting the

Help on using the map below: Clicking on the icon or the name in the list will provide additional details. You can use the normal Google Maps
controls to pan and zoom or you can pan using click and drag and zoom using the scroll wheel. Where markers overlap it may be necessary to zoom in in order to separate the markers and thereby access the one underneath.

Red marker Permanent Orienteering Courses Available Yellow marker Maprun Course available Red/Yellow marker Permanent and Maprun Courses Available

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Allestree Park, Derby
Ashbourne Town Park
Bakewell Recreation Ground
Black Rocks, Cromford
Buxton Pavilion Gardens
Calke Park
Chaddesden Park, Derby
Darley Park, Derby
The Dimple, Matlock
Elvaston Castle Country Park
Eureka Park, Swadlincote
Foremark Reservoir, Ticknall
Hall Leys Park, Matlock
Hardwick Park
Holmebrook Valley Park, Chesterfield
Ilam Park
Kedleston Park
Markeaton Park, Derby
Normanton Park, Derby
Poolsbrook Country Park, Staveley, Chesterfield
Poulter Country Park
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Shipley Country Park, Heanor
Staunton Harold Reservoir
Swadlincote Woodlands
West Park, Long Eaton
Youlgrave Playing Fields

Future events

Saturday 8 June 2024
Darley Park

Thursday 13 June 2024

Saturday 22 June 2024
Allestree Park

Recent results

Sunday 19 May 2024
Hardwick Park

Sunday 3 March 2024
Shipley Country Park

Saturday 10 February 2024
Elvaston Castle

Routegadget (view routes)

MapRun Results

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We’re supported by the Orienteering Foundation

In 2023, thanks to a grant from the Orienteering Foundation, our Club is focusing on offering training courses for newcomers and help at local events in the Derby Area and beyond, but open to people from across Derbyshire.