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There are a number of permanent orienteering courses (POCs) in various loations throughout Cleveland.  These are available for you to try at your leisure for little or no cost.  The table below lists all known POCs including details on how to obtain maps.

Please note that none of these permanent orienteering courses are owned or managed by Cleveland Orienteering Klub.  The list is provided for your information.  We've tried to make sure that the information in the list is correct but it's possible that there may be some errors.  (If you find any, please let us know!)

Click on this link for a list of the permanent orienteering courses in the CLOK area (PDF format).

POC contacts / adopters

CLOK members – and some 'friends of CLOK' – have kindly volunteered to adopt the Permanent Orienteering Courses that the club was involved in setting up (usually by providing technical advice to the relevant landowner / manager).  To find out who has adopted a particular POC, check the CLOK contact column in the list.

The plan is that the adopters will, at least three times a year:-

Although the CLOK lead on POCs acts as the main interface with the landowners, the adopters may also:-

More information about POCs

You can follow this link to see a map of all the permanent orienteering courses by region.
Note: Once you've selected the region and any other search crieteria, click on the Search button and then scroll down the page to see the map.

The markers, which are usually plastic plaques fixed to wooden posts, are left out all the time.  You can obtain a map from the sources given in the table – often the visitor centre in the area – and then go and walk or run round the markers at your leisure.  It is entirely up to you to decide which – and how many – posts to visit, although the map often gives some guidance on possible courses.  Most of the Forestry Commission POCs have 20 controls.  You can choose a route to suit your ability and go at your own pace without the formality of a competition.  You can use a permanent course any time the relevant area is open.

There is an excellent video made by Alex Lines explaining how to use a permanent orienteering course.

For further information about these permanent courses, contact Caroline Mackenzie (phone: 07973-870529).

Click here to go to the CLOK home page.