Blaise Castle Permanent Orienteering Course

What to Do

The aim is to navigate around a course and find the concrete control posts which are located at the centre of the numbered circles on your map.  The map symbol Δ shows the start/finish point for all courses. At each control post you will see an orange and white sign with a number and a letter on it.

The number corresponds with the number on your map; you should then write the letter in the box on the answer sheet or enter it into the oriento app. A description of the location of each control post is also given on the back of the map.

A key skill is setting the map. This means turning the map until the symbols on the map line up with the corresponding features on the ground. This helps to ensure that the correct direction is followed.

What You Need:

A pen or pencil to fill in the answer sheet. A map which you can buy for £1.50 from:

  • The café by the car park on Kingsweston Road (tel: 0117 973 9092).  Open 7 days a week:

o    8.30am - 5pm April to end October

o    8.30am - 3pm end October to March

o    Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year Day

  • Up and Running, Bristol, just off the Downs at 38 North View, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QA.  Open 7 days a week.

This course (and printable map) is available as a Virtual Orienteering Course using the mobile phone app UsynligO.   The list of available BOK courses is on the UsynligO website.

The Legend

Orienteering maps use different symbols to other maps that you may have used before, for example, Black shows tracks, paths and man-made objects, and Yellow is for open land (usually grass).  There is a legend on the map to provide a description of the map symbols.

Out-of-bounds Areas and Safety

Please do not enter the out-of-bounds areas marked on the map. Use of the Orienteering Courses is at your own risk.


Course Postcode
BS10 7QU
Course Location