Hardwick & Nowton 60 Minute Score Course

This course starts at the N edge of the parking area in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, & also covers Hardwick Heath (adjacent to the West Suffolk Hospital) & the intermediate residential areas. If driving to the town you can park at Nowton Park or Hardwick Heath & you may start at any of the checkpoints, whichever is most convenient, & plan your route from there. This is a timed course - you'll receive points for each control you visit, & have them deducted if you're over the time allowed!

Althoughthe course lies in parkland & a quiet residential areas it involves crossing Nowton Road & Hardwick Lane: caution is required & under 16s really must be accompanied by an adult.

Start Location: 


  • Urban/residential / Park

Type of Course: 

  • Score course / Start anywhere

Number of controls: 

16, plus Start/Finish

Course time limit: 

  • 60 minutes / You must return to your Start control again to Finish / You can decide how many controls you aim to visit / You don't need to be out for the full time allocation

Course points: 

  • 20 per control; 10 points deducted for each minute or part minute over the time allowed / If you use a numbered control as your Start/Finish there won't be any points for that one, but the original Start/Finish (2 circles on triangle symbol) will score instead

Please bear in mind: 

  • Use only public roads, paths & open spaces / Be aware of residents, walkers & cyclists / Be aware of others using the park / Maintain social distancing at all times / The course involves crossing busy roads / Under 16s must be accompanied / You're responsible for your own safety, i.e. you take part at your own risk

MapRun reference: 

Hardwick and Nowton Score start anywhere PXAS ScoreV60