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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

Download course maps

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:

Get involved

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

Contact the club by e-mailing

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