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Abbey Park - St. Margaret's Pastures

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE1 3EJ
Carpark locationSt Margaret's Pastures, off St Margaret's Way - Pay and Display

Available Maps

Abbey Park is managed by the Leicester City Council more details on the park can be found here.   For some large events, the park gates are sealed.  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 Peppercorn 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".

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

Warning about usage: 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
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience