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image depicting Peter Seward competing in the JK Festival of Orienteering

Swansea and Gower are fantastic areas in which to practice orienteering

Orienteering is a great sport that is suitable for all ages.  It is a good way to keep fit as it involves navigating through varied terrain to control points as fast as possible.  It is also a great way of seeing parts of the countryside that many people don't get to see. 

There are permanent courses laid out in parks and wooded areas including Morriston Park and Leadfield, Parc Llewelyn, Kilvey Community Woodland, Bishop's Wood, Mumbles Hill and Dunvant Brickworks.  These offer beginners a great opportunity to learn how to read maps, use compasses and have fun orienteering.

Swansea Bay Orienteering Club uses the permanent courses to hold introduction evenings as well as taking part in competitions.

Organisers of groups wishing to obtain the letters corresponding to the numbers of the controls at each site can do so by emailing map@sboc.org.uk

Download Course MapsImage depicting Amy Mitchell (aged 8) in the JK Festival of Orienteering

In a move to make orienteering more accessible and encourage more people to take up the sport the course maps are now available to download . These are free to download and can be printed off for anyone to use and enjoy.  Either click the links or download the PDFs below:

Mumbles Hill Map pdfwithtranslation icon Mumbles Hill [607kb]

Morriston Park Map pdfwithtranslation icon Morriston Park [1.3Mb]

Parc Llewelyn Map pdfwithtranslation icon Parc Llewelyn [1.3Mb]

Kilvey Community Woodland Map pdfwithtranslation icon Kilvey Community Woodland [2.3Mb]

Dunvant Brickworks Map pdfwithtranslation icon Dunvant Brickworks [1.3Mb]Image depicting Orienteering

Bishops Wood Map pdfwithtranslation icon Bishops Wood [1.2Mb]

Brynmill and Cwmdonkin Park maps pdfwithtranslation icon Brynmill and Cwmdonkin map [1.2Mb]

Castle Wood, Oystermouth map pdfwithtranslation icon Castle Wood, Oystermouth map [825kb]

Coed Bach, Pontarddulais map pdfwithtranslation icon Coed Bach Map [598kb]

Heol Las and Coed Gwilym maps pdfwithtranslation icon Heol Las and Parc Coed Gwilym [1.2Mb]

Clyne Valley Country Park pdfwithtranslation icon Clyne Valley Country Park [973kb]

Singleton Park map pdfwithtranslation icon Singleton Park Map [611kb]

Get involved

Swansea Bay Orienteering Club are always looking to attract new members to the club and would urge anyone interested to get in touch.

Contact the club by e-mailing Contact@sboc.org.uk or visit www.sboc.org.uk to find out more.


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