Permanent courses are, as the name suggests, orienteering courses that are available all of the year-round based on static markers - normally wooden posts with a red & white square on them. They are usually designed for beginners but often include more difficult options for improving or experienced orienteers. They are a great way to improve your navigation skills, experience orienteering without needing to attend an event, or to simply make a walk more interesting. The table below lists the permanent orienteering courses established by SOC. Select a course to find out more details about each venue. When you have completed one or more courses you can claim your free, personalised certificate. Interested in permanent courses in other areas of the UK? See the British Orienteering website to find details of other courses across the country.