Blandford Stour Meadows

Blandford Stour Meadows Permanent Orienteering Course

The Information board & start/finish is situated in the Marsh & Ham Car Park, West St, Blandford DT11 7AW (parking charges apply), near the Information Centre & toilets. 
You can borrow a map from the Whitecliff Surgery, Information Centre, Blandford Library and the Black Cactus Café, all during opening hours, or preferably, download and print your own from the link below. If you have a smartphone, the course uses the MapRun app (download from your usual App store or direct from: or without a smartphone, use paper & pencil to write down the markers as you find them! A couple of markers, recently vandalised, have been replaced.

Detailed instructions for the app & the courses can be downloaded below.

There are 3 courses:

Accessible/Short course: (2.0k  All controls on surfaced paths, but some slopes)
Long course:  (5.0k  includes some unsurfaced trails, slopes & roads to cross)
Score course:  (Find all 22 controls in ANY order  -  plan the quickest route!)

Download the MAP  (double-sided including the control descriptions)         Instructions

We acknowledge support from Public Heath Dorset, Blandford Forum Town Council, the Blandford Group Practice & Dorset Council Rangers in establishing this facility. Also thanks to David Cowgill for his detailed local knowledge!