Sport and physical activity provide immediate mental health and social benefits, while having a long-term positive impact on our physical health and Orienteering is extremely well placed to provide a socially distanced and exciting activity for all ages. The parks around Swansea provide excellent opportunities for Orienteering.
On this page you can find a selection of orienteering courses on offer in the parks. Try your local park or explore a new one, further afield.
Jump to : Permanent Orienteering Courses, Virtual Orienteering
Take a look at the video below from British Orienteering which explains what park orienteering is all about or contact us for more information and help here.
We have produced special orienteering maps all the major Parks in Swansea which you are free to enjoy. All you have to do is download and print a map you are ready to go!
We are also making use of a mobile app which can record your time orienteering via GPS and let you know when you reach each control. You can compare times with others on the app, and it's great fun! Read more to find out all you need to know.
Use the links below to download up to date maps of the different parks with permanent orienteering courses available. You can also use the interactive map to find the parks closest to you - just look for the clubs logo and click to bring up the details.
|Map||Parking Directions||Extra Details||Map File|
|Brynmill Park||Postcode: SA2 0JE, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A5|
|Clyne Valley Country Park||Postcode: SA2 8DU, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A4|
|Cwmdonkin Park||Postcode: SA2 0PP, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A5|
|Morriston Park||Postcode: SA6 6AF, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A4|
|Parc Llewelyn||Postcode: SA6 8PB, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A4|
|Singleton Park||Postcode: SA2 0AU, Google Maps||Details||Permanent Course Map A4|
We have a number of Virtual Orienteering Courses where you can use your smartphone to track and time your route allowing you to compete against each other or against other families at any time.
This uses a Free app called Usynligo (from Norway) that tracks your routes via GPS and sends a signal when you have arrived at the "virtual" control you are looking for. It instantly publishes your result times and so you can see how you have got on against others.
Details of how to download the app and set up your phone are here. In addition to the Permanent Orienteering Courses listed above, we have a number of longer virtual courses setup which were used for events over the Summer by SBOC members. The maps with courses available for printing at home can be found using the links below or by searching for SBOC on the app itself.
If you don't have a printer it is possible to run viewing the map on the Usynligo app, or you can contact us and we can provide you with a copy.
Some of the courses below venture outside of the parks and into the neighbouring streets to make them longer. Under 16s taking part on these courses must be accompanied by an adult. Please note completing these courses is at your own risk.
Score Course - visit as many controls as you can, in any order, within the time limit which you choose on the App, 30 or 60mins.
|Map||Parking Directions||Extra Details||Course Files|
|Brynmill and Surrounding Streets||Postcode: SA2 0JE, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Clyne Valley Country Park||Postcode: SA2 7DT, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Sketty West Streets||Postcode: SA2 8LZ, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Sprint Course - A4|
|Cwmdonkin Park and Surrounding Streets||Postcode: SA2 0PP, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Morriston Park||Postcode: SA6 6AF, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Parc Howard, Llanelli and Surrounding Streets||Postcode: SA15 3LQ, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Parc Llewelyn||Postcode: SA6 8PB, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A4|
|Swansea Marina||Postcode: SA1 1RZ, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A3|
|West Cross||Postcode: SA3 5AB, Google Maps||Details||Virtual Score Course - A3|