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Beacon Hill - Broombriggs

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townWoodhouse Eaves, Loughborough
PostcodeLE12 8RW
Carpark locationBroombriggs Pay and Display Car park, Beacon Road

Available Maps

These courses are the hardest at Beacon Hill.  Easier courses can be found at Beacon Hill Top or Lower car parks.

The courses are the same but the control description lists are different: the Score (Text) uses words to describe the control sites and the Score (Pictorial) uses international symbols which are used for racing.

Groups: There are English Nature limits on the use of Beacon Hill for orienteering. Permission should be sought from the Leicestershire County Council and a licence fee may be payable.

Safety: There is a road crossing and traffic moves at high speeds. Use a safe crossing point. e.g. at the car park.

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

Map updated December 2016

Parking Fees Autumn £2.50.

Other Things to do in the Area

Broombriggs Farm and Windmill Hill

Maps Available From

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

Start

White

11

1.8

Beginner children probably followed by parents

20-40

Top

White

8

1.4

 

 

Lower

Yellow

9

1.9

Child with some experience

25-45

Top

Yellow

7

1.7

 

 

Lower

Orange

11

2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

35-70

Top

Orange

9

3.4

 

 

Lower

Lt Green

13

3.7

Hard

40-80

Top

Lt Green

11

4.0

Hard

40-80

Lower

Score

22

 

Many control are too hard for juniors

Hardest course available

45

Broombriggs

Score

30

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

45

Lower

Score

30

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

45

Top


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
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers