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?
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.