Armley Park & Gotts Park
New Parkland Permanent Course August 23
Traditionally marked and also available virtual courses on MapRun part of Find Your Way
Score Format with 3 other suggested courses.
Directions and Parking: There is free parking for Armley Park at the park entrance at Stanningley Road A647, Armley, Leeds, LS12 3LW. What 3 words; flute.miss.appear.
At Gotts Park there is free parking adjacent to the golf Clubhouse Armley Ridge Road, Leeds LS12 2QX What 3 words; exists.poet.shave.
Public Transport: Bus services which stop at Stanningley Road (A647) outside the park include 14,72, 508 X6,X11,X14. The 14 also serves the Gotts Park entrance.
Start: The suggested start and finish points are adjacent to the Car parks. However you can start anywhere and visit control points. The Maprun courses allow you to start anywhere and the marked start becomes an extra control point to collect You must finish at the same point as you start though.
Beginners Guide: If you are new to Orienteering please look at our Beginners Guide to Orienteering
Map: The map is a specialist Orienteering map at a scale of 1:5000 ie 1cm = 50m with 5m contour interval.
Download your map here to take with you.
You can also download the map to print in the Maprun app by pressing the i button in the event screen
Control Descriptions are on the bottom of the map.
If you are not familiar with Orienteering map symbols there is a legend on the map
Course: There are 19 markers which you can look for in any combination, the are shown on the map. (the second start acts as another marker on Maprun. (The Armley Park start appears as No 19)
Score Collect as many of the 19 controls by whichever route you want within 45 minutes. 20 points per control, 10 penalty points per minute over time.
Alternatively we have 3 suggested courses which Start from Armley Park car park.
Short 1.0km with 10m climb 6 controls
Middle 1.9km with 20m climb 12 controls
Long 3.1km with 60m climb 16 controls
***These courses are available on Maprun***
Map Run; Map run is a phone app which displays the map and course on your smart phone. The app tracks, times and beeps to register at each marker. For full info on Maprun and how to use it https://www.aire.org.uk/info/m...
For the best experience we strongly advise using the downloadable paper map. Switch on Maprun on your arrival but stow your phone so you aren’t referring to the map on your phone screen but just using the app to sound at correct location, and to track and time your run.
MapRun Set up: Download the app from your App Store
To find the Gotts Armley Park Courses:
Use the QR Code links or
Open the app > Select Event > UK > Find Your Way > Aire Valley > Armley Gotts Park Score,(Short Middle,Long) > Download
When you are ready to run press “Go to Start” Ensure your GPS is on by waiting to see the red dot. Go to your chosen Start point. Your time starts with the beep as you pass.
As the Starts are by the car park take care not to activate the start before you are ready to go. If you do no problem just exit and start again.
Also take care not ot go back through the start /finish point before you actually want to finish.
Beginners and novices should note that on the app we have enabled the "show current location" feature. If you think you may want to use this feature it needs to be enabled before you start.
Course Status Update August 2023: NEW COURSE All posts and markers in place.