Sherborne Permanent Orienteering Course

Sherborne Permanent Orienteering Course Information

The Information board & start/finish is situated outside Sherborne Library/Digby Hall (DT9 3AA). There is a Pay & Display car park here.
You can borrow a map from Sherborne Library or Sherborne Town Council Reception area 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!

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

There are 3 courses:

Accessible/Short course: (2.5k  All controls on surfaced paths, but some road crossings & some slopes)
Long course:  (5.0k  includes some unsurfaced trails, slopes & roads to cross)
Score course:  (Find all 23 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, Sherborne Town Council, Sherborne Primary Care Network and Sherborne Independent Market Traders in establishing this facility. Also thanks to David Bartle for his detailed local knowledge!