To help develop orienteering in the Isle of Man as a recreational activity suitable for all ages, it was felt that if permanent control markers were placed in Noble's Park then more people from different backgrounds could access the activity in their own time. By developing a map of permanent fixed control markers and subsequent courses, people could then try different navigation challenges.
After surveying Noble's Park for suitable locations to position the 48 permanent orienteering control markers and creating a master map, William Higgins installed the control markers during the early summer of 2013. During the summer and autumn months different courses, maps and descriptions of the location of all control markers were developed to provide a range of navigational challenges that vary in distance and the number of control markers to visit. Pupils from Cronk-y-Berry Primary School launched the initial new permanent orienteering course map in July 2013.