Farnham Urban

Castle Street Farnham

Castle Street Farnham
Photographer: Colin Smith

Type of course: Virtual
Terrain type: Urban & Parkland


This includes most of the local sites: Farnham Castle and Park, Gostrey Meadow, the William Cobbett pub and tomb, Bishops Meadow, the University, Parish Church, the Maltings, Castle Street, the Borelli Walk and the much less well known Shrine Museum, passing by the outside of the ongoing Brightwells Yard & East Street redevelopments (if you have enough energy). For that reason, please avoid the shoppers and choose a quiet time e.g. early evening, then social distancing will be much easier!

Last updated: Wed 12 May, 2021

Location Info

Near: Farnham
Lat,Lng: 51.21260,-0.79960
Postcode: GU9 7PR
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Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Waggon Yard Car Park (GU9 7PS) off the one way system just by the New Ashgate Gallery. Parking charges are currently £1.50 for 2 hours (between 08:00 – 18:30, Mon-Sat), payment by cash or RingGo app (not contactless card).

Courses available

MapRun directory path:
UK/Surrey/SW Surrey/Farnham Urban v2

Farnham 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 Farnham is flattish, but you'll need to climb to the Park to get to some of the high value controls. The map is at 1:7500 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. To see the score, finishing time and tracks of other runners, use the "Results" , "Tracks" links.



The "Map" link 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.

The Start and Finish is the South Westernmost Pay & Display Ticket Machine in the Waggon Yard Car Park (the back right of the car park as you head in).

When you pass the Finish control, then it will stop the timer, once you have started and found at least one other control.

Safety Notes

Nearest A&E Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital GU16 7UJ