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Bradgate Park - Hall Gates

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townCropston, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE7 7GQ
Carpark locationHall Gates (follow Brown Tourist Signs

Available Maps

Bradgate Park

Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. If you do not fancy tramping over the hills, the lower part of the Park is easily accessible with a tarmac driveway running through the middle that is mainly traffic-free and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The River Lin runs through the Lower Park and is a popular spot to sit and picnic or just sit and watch the deer while children paddle in the shallows.

Safety: There are some steep slopes in the park. There is some advice on the Bradgate Trust website "Visitor Section"


Map updated

Autumn 2018

Courses

Course Controls Length
(km)
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
Comment
Yellow 12 2.2 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-40  
Yellow         Pack for four Yellow maps use Newtown Linford download

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

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

Maps Available From

Maps for other courses in the park try the Bradgate Park Tea Rooms and Shop 0116 236 2713 

course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

Start point

Yellow

12

2.1

Beginner children followed by parents

20-45

Deer Barn to Newtown Linford

Yellow

13

2.2

 

20-45

Newtown Linford to Deer Barn

Yellow

12

2.6

 

25-50

Deer Barn (Circular)

Yellow 10 2.2   20-45 Deer Barn to Hall Gates

Orange

12

2.9

Adult Beginner or experienced junior

30-60

Deer Barn

(Circular)

Light Green

11

3.2

Hard

35-70

Deer Barn (Circular)

Green

14

4.2

Hard

45-80

Newtown Linford

Blue

16

5.5

Hard

45-90

Deer Barn (circular)

Score

15

 

Moderate to Hard

30

Old John


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

 

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners