A Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) is a perfect way for getting active, enjoying the scenery and green spaces with your family, or as a chance to get outdoors for a competitive time trial. They offer an opportunity for individuals and families to orienteer at any time, and provide a first stepping stone to participation in the adventure sport of orienteering. You don’t need any special equipment to get started so why not test your skills and give a POC a try?
Border Liners have permanent courses active at Talkin Tarn Country Park near Brampton and Rickerby Park, Carlisle, and have helped establish a permanent course at Watchtree Nature Reserve between Carlisle and Wigton. Follow the links to get more information on each course.
You can also try Virtual Orienteering Courses at Rickerby Park. To find out more information on our new VOCs follow this link here.
For those new to orienteering an Orienteering Foundation video available on YouTube gives you a great idea of what to expect:
Our neighbouring club, West Cumberland Orienteering Club, has a POC at Whinlatter Forest, and Newcastle & Tyneside Orienteers has a POC at Walltown Crags at Greenhead. Information for both of these POCs can also be found on the GO Orienteering website.