Petworth Park

Petworth Deer Park

Petworth Deer Park
Photographer: National Trust

Type of course: Virtual
Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland


We have 3 courses set in the 700-acre Deer park at Petworth. The Deer Park is one of the finest surviving and unspoilt examples of an English landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. You will almost inevitably encounter the deer while on your run. the deer. You will find it difficult not to stop and admire the beauty of the park. So perhaps take time to explore the park more leisurely after your run.

Last updated: Sat 22 May, 2021

Location Info

Near: Chichester
Lat,Lng: 51.00621,-0.62429
Postcode: GU28 9LS
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Directions / Parking

Park at the National Trust North Car Park, 1 mile north of Petworth on the A283 (currently no booking required but please check NT website before travelling especially for opening hours; note parking fee for non-members of NT) - where the Flying Ducks cafe is - closest postcode

Courses available

MapRun directory path:
UK/Surrey/SW Surrey/Petworth

Short, Line course, 1.55km, 6 controls

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Medium, Line course, 4.1km, 11 controls

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Long, Line course, 6.7km, 18 controls

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General Info

We advise that you download the courses from the MapRun server before you travel as the local mobile phone signal it not great and also to download and print the PDF course maps to navigate by.

Course maps are to be printed landscape on A4. The Short course should be printed at 1:5000 scale by scaling the print at 200% (highly recommended). Don't try to navigate by the maps in the MapRun app, especially the Long course, as they are not well enough georeferenced. Use the PDFs.

Once you have selected “Go To Start” in the App it will start the timer when it detects your GPS location to be at the Start. Avoid this happening if you think you are going to have to wait before starting. If it happens by mistake just go back to Home and Go To Start again when you are ready.

Depending on how good your phone’s GPS is, how fast you run, cloud/tree cover and probably other factors the App can take a few seconds to realise that you are at a control, so make sure you hear the audible beep or see the control circle turn green before you run on.

On a good day you can just run through the controls and all will be well. Note that the App will register any control on your course, whatever order you do them in. So they turn green even when you haven’t visited them in the right order. But there is a Finish reckoning – the App will let you know in no uncertain terms if you have mis-punched

Safety Notes

Nearest A&E Hospital

St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, PO19 6SE