Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton Permanent course  -  now open

Information board & start/finish at end of North Dorset Trailway in the Station Road Car Park DT10 1FJ (parking charges apply).

You can borrow a map from The Exchange (next to the Co-op) 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: ) 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: (2.0k  All controls on paths, but some roads to cross)
Long course:  (5.0k  includes some unsurfaced trails & roads to cross)
Score course:  (Find all 21 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 (North Dorset), Sturminster Newton Town Council, The Blackmore Vale Partnership & Dorset Council in establishing this facility. Also thanks to Chris Spackman for his detailed local knowledge!