Permanent courses

LOK, in partnership with the park authorities, have established three permanent orienteering courses in North London, located at Hampstead Heath and Golders Hill Park and at Trent Park in Enfield.  You can download a PDF of the orienteering map with the controls marked using the links below. The courses give you an opportunity to try out orienteering or train by yourself, or alternatively you can use these to turn a stroll with the kids into something more interesting.

The permanent controls are wooden posts with a small metal plate noting the control number.

The PDFs available for download are at the correct scale, if you ensure that the printer is set to print at 100% (some printers automatically scale down to allow a margin).

There are some suggested course options with the Hampstead Heath control descriptions, otherwise create your own course to the desired length.

Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is now a “MOBO” permanent course. Download the free MOBO app to your smartphone/Ipad (search for MOBO orienteering) and you can see the map on your screen. At each control post, you can scan the QR code, and your punch is uploaded to the MOBO website


Golders Hill Park

  • PDF map with control descriptions click here
  • The Golders Hill Park Course is now a MOBO course too (see above).

Control 2 relocated slightly October 2019.

Trent Park

Holmbury Hill (Surrey)

  • Contact Julie Cleary, LOK Mapping Officer, for a copy of this map and control descriptions. The map requires updating.


COPYRIGHT NOTICE – LOK owns the copyright in these maps and grants you a licence for single use of this map for personal purposes only. If you want to use the map for a school or club event we are happy to supply maps (with pre-printed controls on waterproof paper) for a small charge: please email Julie Cleary, LOK Mapping Officer.

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