Permanent orienteering courses

You can orienteer whenever you want at many permanent and seasonal orienteering courses found across Scotland’s parks, cities and countryside. They’re great as part of a day out – as a family, a group of friends, or for individual training. You might find a permanent course near where you live, or where you go on holiday.

Permanent Orienteering Courses (POCs)

For a list of all courses in Scotland and information on where to download permanent orienteering maps, visit the British Orienteering website.

Seasonal Orienteering Courses

The SOA also provides seasonal orienteering courses which promote the use of mapped areas across Scotland. Called the “Regular Orienteering Map Programme” (ROMP), every year courses are set up around Scotland for several months.

From late spring through to autumn temporary controls are established around Glenmore Forest by the National Orienteering Centre. This area is popular with schools and other groups, with many returning year-after-year to enjoy new courses each time. Members can request free maps from the SOA and you can orienteer in your own time.

If you need any further guidance or additional information, please contact the National Orienteering Centre by calling 01479 861374 or e-mailing

Current Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP) course

Extract from Errochty ROMP courseErrochty

West of Blair Atholl, accessed off the B847 at grid reference NN767637.

The newest ROMP course of 2019 is now in place at Errochty, west of Blair Atholl. The ups-and-downs course has 11 controls (stakes, punches and flags), which have been set out in the eastern part of this area. Controls will be in place until around mid-April.
Contact for map and control descriptions – free to SOA members, £3.50 for non-members.