Anytime Orienteering Location Info
OS Grid Ref: TQ438762 Postcode: SE18 3JA
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Directions / Parking
Adjacent to Cafe off Shooters Hill Rd (A207) GR: TQ 438763
Also at Severndroog Castle which also has a cafe. SE18 3RT Overview
Include Oxleas Wood, Jack Wood and Castle Wood, as well as Sheperdleas Wood and Eltham Common. There are areas of ancient woodland at least 8000 years old and coppicing was practised from medieval times until the 1920s.
There are 22 control sites and suggestions for 2 different courses, 2.5km and 4km long.
The map is 1:10,000, full colour, 5m contours
Download PDF of all course maps and instructions 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
NHS Urgent care search Facilities
Cafe and toilets.
Virtual Orienteering Courses
MapRun is an app which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. There are now MapRun courses set up all across the UK which you can go and run right now, with more new ones being added all the time.
Using MapRun, you can run an orienteering course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version; the only difference from a "traditional" course is that there are no physical markers on the ground. Instead, the phone tracks your location as you run and vibrates or buzzes to confirm when you've reached each control point on the course.
Read more… Permanent Orienteering Courses
These courses have fixed marker posts in place. Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks and green spaces.