Mapped Areas

All the areas we have mapped for orienteering. Select a flag to show its details, or select a map name from the dropdown menu below the map to highlight its location.
Note: Possession or existence of a map does not imply right of access for orienteering or for any other purpose. Permission must be obtained from the landowner.

Map name Near Terrain Scale
Northern Area
100 Acre Wood Turners Hill Mixed woodland. 1:5,000
Blacklands Fm Sharpthorne Guide camp area. Open in east, wooded along stream in west. 1:5,000
Borde Hill Haywards Heath Mainly open parkland with small woods and two lakes. 1:5,000
Broadstone Warren Wych Cross Mainy runnable woodland, sloping to north with some streams in valleys. 1:7,500
Broadstone Warren & North Ashdown Wych Cross Broadstone Warren and North Ashdown which is mainly open heathland. 1:10,000
Chailey North Chailey Chailey Common was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was used over a long period of time for grazing livestock and cutting wood and bracken for fuel. The area belonged to the manor of Balneath, once part of the estates of St Pancras’ Priory, Lewes. The manor was granted to Thomas Cromwell at the Dissolution in 1537, and then passed to Anne of Cleves and subsequently Sir William Goring, with whose descendents it remained until c.1900.

The heath is a mix of bracken, grasses and heather communities, birch and European and dwarf gorse. Chailey Common escaped the 18th Century Enclosure Acts and due to its common land status has remained undeveloped and unimproved. Years of grazing and cutting bracken by commoners resulted in an open lowland heath habitat. During both World Wars, Chailey Common was used for tank training and military manoeuvres. This has left many landscape features, some of which have become important micro-habitats in themselves, as well as being of historical significance.

Mainly runnable natural woodland, heathland and semi-open common land. There are areas with detailed (but generally quite shallow) gully systems.
Chailey South Chailey Mainly open heathland with two roads through area. A patchwork of gorse, marshes, mixed woodland and numerous earth features make this a dynamic area for quick navigation combined with route choice options. 1:7,500
Cowfold Cowfold Street map 1:10,000
Ditchling Burgess Hill Open areas N & S with mixed woodland in between. Two roads through area. 1:7,500
East Court East Grinstead Mainly open in S & W, with mixed woodland in N & E. 1:4,000
Goffs Park Crawley Mainly open parkland, small wooded area with lake. 1:4,000
Hassocks Hassocks Street map 1:10,000
Hawth Woods Crawley Without woodlands we would still be in the Stone Age!
We wouldn't have mobile phones, motor cars, computers and aeroplanes, in fact we would have none of the trappings of modern life, without carefully managed woodlands where charcoal was made. Charcoal burns hot enough to melt metals out of stone ores. For centuries it was made in managed woodlands like the Hawth Woods; it was widely available and easily made. From the Bronze Age to the Eighteenth Century our way of life depended on it.
Hawth Woods was a place of great industry.
You will discover many pit-like depressions in the ground where iron ore was dug. Charcoal was also made here and both were sent to the nearby Tilgate furnace where Tudor and Elizabethan iron was produced for tools and weapons of war.
Henfield Henfield Street map 1:10000
Holmbush Crawley Large area mixed woodland, mainly runnable but with some large areas fight. 1:10,000
Horsham Park Horsham Mainly open parkland. 1:4,000
Kidbrooke Park Forest Row Mainly open parkland with some mixed woodland. When used for sprint courses it includes the school with some unusual shaped buildings, pathways and interesting features around the school buildings. 1:4,000
Oldhouse, Cowdray & Greentrees Crawley ​An area of generally mature broadleaved trees, with some coniferous planting. Privately owned and used for timber production and game. A favourite orienteering venue due to the runnability of the terrain, variation of vegetation, and size of area. 1:10,000
Rivers Wood Balcombe Mixed woodland with path network & some pasture fields. 1:7,500
Sheffield Forest Nutley Mainly runnable mixed woodlands with some undergrowth. 1:7,500
Southwater Southwater Street map. 1:10,000
Southwater Country Park Southwater Country park with very varied terrain, some wooded, some open. 1:4,000
The Hyde (South) Handcross Mixed woodland with many rides. 1:7,500
Tilgate North Crawley Runnable woods in W, open parkland in centre, golf course in E. 1:10,000
Tilgate Park & Forest Crawley Top half is Tilgate N, southern half mixed woodland. 1:10,000
Worth Lodge & Tulleys Farm Turners Hill Worth mainly runnable mixed woodlands, Tulleys some fields. 1:10,000
Western Area
Angmering Arundel Mixed woodland, mainly runnable, some brambles 1:10,000
Capite Ashington Varied woodland with some valleys. 1:7,500
Charlton Chichester Mixed woodland on lea slope of S Downs 1:10,000
Chichester Chichester Full ISSOM map of city centre 1:5,000
Cissbury Worthing Large hill fort, mainly open, some woodland, many earthworks. 1:5,000
Coates Fittleworth Open & flattish in west, wooded & contours in east 1:7,500
Eartham Central Chichester Wooded with well defined track system. 1:10,000
Highdown Hill Worthing Highdown Hill is an open runnable area on top of the South Downs, with great views over Worthing and the sea.

It is a site of great archaeological importance. Evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon occupation has been found here, as well as one of the earliest Angle-Saxon burial site in England.

The earliest permanent settlement on Highdown Hill was Late Bronze Age (about 1000BC) enclosure. During the Early Iron Age (600BC) full advantage was taken of the strategic position of Highdown, when a hill-fort was constructed consisting of an earthwork with a rampart and ditch.
The site was used subsequently as an Anglo-Saxon cemetery from about AD 450. An unusual number of glass objects were found at the site. These and many of other finds from Highdown are now in Worthing Museum.
Hotham Park Bognor Regis Town park with many leisure facilities. 1:2,500
Houghton Arundel South side of Downs, varied woodlands 1:10,000
Lancing N Lancing Half rough open, half wooded with many paths 1:5,000
Parham Storrington Varied woodlands, nice area but dampish! 1:10,000
Rewell Arundel Varied woodlands on Downs, regular path network 1:10,000
Selhurst Chichester Varied woodlands, very runnable 1:10,000
Slindon Arundel NT, popular with public. Varied woodlands 1:7,500
Southwick Hill Southwick Mainly open with many gorse bushes & steep slopes 1:7,500
Stoughton W Chichester Large area with very varied woodland 1:10,000
Sullington Warren Storrington NT, half rough open, half wooded with many paths 1:5,000
Windlesham School Findon School grounds, sports fields, some runnable woodlands 1:4,000
Eastern Area
Big Park Peacehaven Mainly open parklands with a few trees. 1:4,000
Brighton Brighton Full ISSOM map of city and its parks 1:5,000
Buckingham Park Shoreham by Sea Open parkland with a few trees 1:4,000
Burgess Hill Burgess Hill Street map 1:10,000
Devils Dyke Brighton Mainly open/rough open downland with steep gradients 1:10,000
Friston Central Eastbourne Mixed woodland with ride network, mostly runnable. 1:10,000
Friston North & Central Eastbourne Mixed woodland with ride network, mostly runnable. 1:10,000
Friston West Eastbourne Mixed woodland with ride network, mostly runnable. 1:10,000
Hailsham Hailsham Street map 1:10,000
Hampden Park Eastbourne Half playing fields, half wooded parkland with a lake 1:4,000
Hove Park Hove Mainly flat open parkland with a few trees 1:3,500
Lewes Lewes Street map 1:10,000
Pashley & The Warren Eastbourne Pashley and The Warren offers great sea views, as well as a variety of interesting earth features. In particular there is a Cross Dyke (long ditch) which is likely to have been a way of dividing land up in the Bronze Age and a number of tumuli or burial mounds. Also there is a dew pond which is an artificial pond usually sited on the top of a hill, intended for watering livestock. Dew ponds are used in areas where a natural supply of surface water may not be readily available. The area contains open downland with some woods sloping steeply to the east. 1:7,500
Preston Park Brighton Mainly flat open parkland with a few trees 1:4,000
St Ann's Well Gardens Hove St. Ann's Well Gardens is a park in Hove, East Sussex, about half a mile from the shore. The park is renowned for its chalybeate (iron bearing) spring, which is named St. Ann's Well. It is also thought to be the starting point of a ley line that continues over the South Downs and beyond. In the 1800's the well was said to be 'one of the finest springs in Europe' and people came to drink the brown spring water to improve their health and strength. Following a decline in the flow of the spring the spa was closed and the fields around the spring were dug up to use in the local brick-making business. The places where the mud was removed to make bricks are still visible in the park. In the 1880's a series of interesting and eccentric characters took over the gardens. There were open air concerts, musical tea parties, daring hot air balloon assents and a monkey house. In 1907 the gardens were bought by Hove Council and now it offers a variety of great features and a variety of levels to navigate around including a sensory garden, pond, tennis courts, cafe, parkland and woodland. 1:2,500
Stanmer and Coldean Brighton Mainly runnable woodland climbing Downs to NW, Open fields in E. 1:10,000
Sussex and Brighton Universities Brighton Full ISSOM map of University Campuses 1:4,000
Withdean Park Brighton Mainly open parkland with some wooded areas 1:4,000
Wolstonbury Hill Hassocks Mainly rough open on steepish hill. 1:7500