Postbox O

Last Updated: Fri 17 Jun 2022

Simpler orienteering courses and maps where the controls are postboxes.

Simpler orienteering courses and maps where the controls are postboxes.

We incorporate Postbox orienteering into our training activities, but since the controls are permanent, you can also run these courses at any time and as many times as you want. The courses are in SCORE format.

In 2018, 2019 and 2021, the number of controls varied across maps. Scoring was as follows: control with codes < 100 worth 10 points, between 100 and 200 worth 20 points, and > 200 worth 30 points. Most opted for the 60 minute time limit (although we suggested 40 or 20 minute options).

Toward the end of 2021, we revised the format, introducing Park-n-Postbox orienteering. Double-sided maps with a 1:10000 map for postboxes on one side, and a more detailed park map on the reverse.

2022 courses

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Notes
Maxwell Park and Pollokshields20 is bin; taped sites in Maxwell Park on page 2
Wishaw and Greenhead Moss

13, 14, 20, 25, 27, 29, 31, 32, 101, 105, 201 are junctions (no postbox); taped sites in Greenhead Moss on page 2

Bishopbriggs and Springburn ParkNotes on page 2; taped sites in Springburn Park on page 2
Airdrie
East Kilbride
Castlemilktaped sites in Castlemilk Park in page 2

2021 courses

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Woodlands and Finnieston
Mount Florida and King's ParkNew housing estate between 22 and 104
East Kilbride201 is bridge, not postbox; 17 is post office. Additional paths between 10 and 11 and 11 and 12.
Tollcross, Parkhead, and ShettlestonPermanent controls in Tollcross Park on page 2 (worth 10 points each)
Alexandra Park and East EndPermanent controls in Alexandra Park on page 2 (worth 10 points each)
King's Park and surroundingsPermanent controls in King's Park on page 2 (worth 10 points each)
Elder and Victoria ParksFeatures and permanent controls in Elder and Victoria Parks on page 2 (worth 10 points each)
Dawsholm ParkPermanent controls in Dawsholm Park on page 2 (worth 10 points each)

2019 courses

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Rutherglen and Burnside
Baillieston and Garrowhill201 is salt bin
Knightswood and Temple
Cardonald and Crookston
Canniesburn and Bearsden
Clarkston and Muirend
Shawlands, Langside, and Newlands
Gorbals and Bridgeton
Kirkintilloch and Lenzie
Possilpark and Maryhill12 is indoors (in front of the Post Office at Tesco's)

2018 courses

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Pollokshields
Dennistoun
West End