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Abbey Park Pets Corner

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester
PostcodeLE4 5AP
Carpark locationAbbey Park Road in park and also on street

Available Maps

Abbey Park is managed by the Leicester City Council, more details on the park can be found here.

For Bonfire Night the park gates are sealed or other occasions parts of the park may be out of bounds.

The Cafe is in the centre of the park.

 

Beginners: Groups with beginners may wish to practice in the Centre of the park using the Star Loop pack. Download the guide and if you want the maps referred to then download these too. Details can be found under "Abbey Park". website

Groups: You should contact the Parks Office who will advise you about other events and may even check all the markers are in place.  

Score: The score course is finding as many as you can in a time limit, with penalties for lateness. Start and finish at the same point.

Safety: The area is flat and split in two by the River Soar, which forms a lake at its widest point, a canal is the south-eastern edge of the Park. 

The Riverside course crosses the River Soar and roads, do make use of Pedestrian crossings and bridges.

For further information and known issues relating to controls, please see the Leicestershire Orienteering Club website

Map updated

Winter 2018

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

Start

White

8

0.7

Beginner children probably followed by parents

10-25

Abbey

Yellow

12

1.4

Child with some experience

15-35

Abbey

Orange

12

2.4

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

Abbey

Orange

12

2.3

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

Pets Corner

Yellow

11

1.6

Child with some experience

15-35

St. Margaret’s Pastures

Orange

15

2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

St. Margaret’s Pastures

Score

20

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30

St. Margaret’s Pastures

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of times are for someone running to someone walking. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

Further Information

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience