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 Glenmore ROMP map
Extract from Glenmore map

Glenmore Lodge, near the “Hayfield” parking area at GR NH980091 or the Forestry Commission parking area at NH983088.

Put in place at the end of March 2019, 20 controls can be visited in any order, or you can decide on your own line courses.  Each control is on a yellow stake complete with control flag and pin punch. All controls are within the Glenmore “triangle” so no road crossings are required but please take care if crossing the main bridge on the road up to the ski area.

Contact for map and control descriptions – free to SOA members, £3.50 for non-members.