Danson ParkAnytime Orienteering

Location Info

Near: Bexleyheath
Lat,Lng: 51.45437,0.12269
OS Grid Ref: TQ472753
Postcode: DA6 8GB
What3Words: ///reject.cuts.stress

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Directions / Parking

In Danson Road or residential streets to the East. Enter the park by the Boathouse entrance and turn left to POC control D – a low level fence by the side of the path.


These permanent orienteering courses are marked by red and white plaques affixed at each location to either a tree, permanent fixture within the park or on specially installed posts. Each one has a letter to identify it which helps to confirm where you are on the map. In addition we give you a description of the ground feature where the plaque is located.

All the courses can be used with the MapRun phone app.


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MapRun directory path

UK > London South East > DFOK courses with marker posts see DFOK website > Danson Park POC

Courses available

Danson Park POC Long

Line course, 3.7km,13 controls

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Danson Park POC Medium

Line course, 2.8km,9 controls

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Danson Park POC Short

Line course, 2.0km,6 controls

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Danson Park POC Score

Score course, 90mins,21 controls

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Danson Park POC Trail Challenge

Line course, 2.1km,8 controls

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Safety Notes

Please TAKE CARE, particularly after wet weather when the ground may be slippery, and leave no litter.

Nearest A&E Hospital

Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, DA14 6LT
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Toilets, cafe and children’s playground. Danson Stables restaurant.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Other Information

Permanent orienteering courses (POCs) are set up primarily for individuals and small groups only.
If you would like to use the map for larger group activities then you will need the permission of the land owner, in this case London Borough of Bexley. In addition, it would be courteous to notify DFOK just in case the club also has an activity on the same day. Large groups, such as schools and youth groups, may obtain maps in bulk from DFOK. If you require instructed orienteering sessions please contact Danson Park Adventures for details by emailing watersports@bexley.gov.uk or phoning 020 8303 2828.
Each plaque also has two numbers on it which can be used by groups to set challenges for group members. A list of the code on each plaque can be obtained in advance from DFOK. Please see the POC pages on the DFOK website for contact information. DFOK also offers help to schools in setting up orienteering within school grounds.

The support and co-operation of Bexley Council and the park staff is much appreciated. Further information can be obtained by going to the website: http://www.bexley.gov.uk.