Farncombe Urban

Trowers Bridge Farncombe

Trowers Bridge Farncombe
Photographer: Fotosforfun2 - 1

Type of course: Virtual
Terrain type: Urban & Parkland


Farncombe (just north of Godalming, Surrey) is our 1st MapRun “virtual” course – you might remember our event from October 2018 based at Charterhouse school covering some of the same area but this version also includes the pleasant Broadwater Park and the River Wey Navigation.

Last updated: Mon 10 May, 2021

Location Info

Near: Godalming
Lat,Lng: 51.19924,-0.59639
Postcode: GU7 3BJ
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Directions / Parking

Parking is at Broadwater Park (entrance by the Leisure Centre), off Summers Road, Farncombe GU7 3BH. There are currently no parking charges. If the car park is full, then you should be able to find a space on Summers Road.

Courses available

MapRun directory path:
UK/Surrey/SW Surrey/Farncombe Urban

Farncombe Urban, Score course, 60min, 40 controls

Download PDF of map

Results link  Tracks link

General Info

A 60 minute score course with 40 controls and a penalty of 10 points for each (part) minute over. Most of Farncombe is flat, but you’ll need to climb to get to some of the high value controls. The map is at 1:10000 scale in Street-O style, with different colours to the traditional orienteering maps – the key difference is that white means no access unless clear on the ground.



The “Map” link above gives you an A4 (Landscape) pdf; Control Descriptions and Safety Notes are included as the 2nd page of the map. If viewing with the Firefox browser, the Out of Bounds Areas are not shown correctly. Edge / Chrome browsers and Adobe Acrobat should be OK.

Farncombe is bisected by a railway line and there are level crossings on either side of the station marked “LC” on the map. If the barriers are coming down please be patient and wait. To avoid the risk of undue delay, you could plan to use one of the 3 railway footbridges marked in purple on the map, of which one is at the station itself (see Safety Notes below).

The Start and Finish is the Flagpole at the southern end of the Car Park, on the left of the tennis courts, which you can see in the picture below (you may need to zoom in).

When you pass the Finish control, then it will stop the timer, once you have started and found at least one other control – so please bear this in mind if using the route exiting Broadwater Park south west towards the car park off Nursery Road which passes the Flagpole i.e. do this at the very start or at the very end to avoid your run being prematurely terminated!

Safety Notes

Nearest A&E Hospital

The Royal Surrey in Guildford GU2 7XX


There are several nearby options for food and drink.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.