Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Bradgate Park - Old John

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townNewtown Linford, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE6 0AH
Carpark locationHunts Hill (Old John) Brown Tourist Signs Pay and Display

Available Maps

This is the most popular attraction in Leicestershire. The park is home to a herd of deer and gives a good view of the Leicestershire Countryside. Find out more about the park at Bradgate Trust

In the summer, cross-country routes will be impeded by bracken.  The course is on a hillside with the finish at the top. To protect against Lymes Disease it's better to wear long trousers and check for ticks afterwards. 

Groups must make a booking with the Bradgate Trust. They may assist you with other activities.

For a Score course, find as many as you can in 30 (or 60) minutes. Lose one control for every minute or a part minute late.

Toilets are near the start.

 

Other Courses

There are other courses in the park but these start from the other entrances.

A pack of four different beginner courses can be found on the Newtown Linford Start.

 

Map

Updated September 2018

Other Things to do in the Area

Cafes at Newtown Linford

Beacon Hill Leicestershire Country Park

Stoneywell (NT) - Timed bookings only.

Maps Available From

For 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

Score 30   Moderate to Hard 60 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

  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers