Go Orienteering

Permanent Orienteering Courses

View all Permanent Orienteering Courses

Brocks Hill Country Park

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townOadby
PostcodeLE2 5JJ
Carpark locationParklands Leisure Centre

Available Maps

Groups: Speak with the Parklands Leisure Centre staff so they are aware you are coming.

If you bring a group of Beginners, download the "Youth Leader guide..." this will tell you about the practice area just south of the play equipment. You should then download the Star /Loop Maps. You may wish to trim and laminate them. One set of maps is sufficient for 10 children.  The youth leader risk assessment should also be used as a guide.

Map:

June 2016. 

Summer usage: quite a few of the posts are in the grass/ undergrowth, so it might be difficult to find some.  If you are using old maps, 94 is now shown further north 3 metres from the seat.  In summer 48 is very hard to find, in nettles.

Courses:

Course

Controls

Length

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

 

White

13

1.1

Beginner, probably shadowed by a parent

10-25

 

Yellow

10

1.3

A child with some experience

20-45

 

Orange

14

2.1

Adult beginner; confident junior

25-45

 

Light Green

15

2.8

Adult or experienced junior

25-45

 

Light Green Summer

       

controls hidden by undergrowth

Replaced by controls visible in summer

Score

26

 

Adult or experienced Junior

30

 
Summer Score         All controls visible in Summer

The 5 map pack has White/ Yellow/ Orange/Light Green and Score course maps

 

If you have older All controls maps, note control 75 has been moved 100m to the south on the same path.

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app. Maprun6 app  Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG, you will need a printed course map.
Your phone (watch) beeps when you get close to the feature (a virtual control detected by your GPS signal). Upload your results to see your position on the leader board.

We suggest you download a map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Courses Available
Course

Length

(Km)

No.

Controls

Expected Time

(Mins)

Suitable for Comments Hazards Results
White 1.1 12 10-30 Beginners   Other users white
Light Green 2.6 13 20-45 Those with some experience   Traffic in the north Light Green
Score     20

Beginners will be able to do part of it.

Those with some experience

Find as many as possible in 20 minutes, 20 points for each one found lose 10 points for every minute late.

Keep away from the finish until the time limit or your run might end prematurely.

Traffic in the north and in the car park Score
Scatter   37   25 -60 Those with some experience

Find them all as quickly as you can.

You will need to keep careful track to go to them all!

Keep away from the finish until the end or your run might end prematurely.

Traffic in the north and the car park Scatter

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun6 app.

If you are at the site or are close by, click 'Events near me' or at home click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Brocks Hill folder to find the courses. Click the one you want. Click ‘go to Start’ when you are ready. When you get near the start your time begins once your phone beeps.

Beginners there are a couple of features to help you navigate: Before the start, the location and track are always shown. Once you pass the start the location and track disappear ... unless you have enabled 'show track' or 'show location'. These features can be enabled in 'Options and settings' before you start. For some courses, we had added a ‘show me’ feature. Where it's available there is a button on the screen but you can only use it a few times.

Other Things to do in the Area

Brocks Hill Country Park website

Maps Available From

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.

Maps by Post:

If you prefer to have a set of printed "All controls" maps by post you can request 5, 10, or 20 maps sent by post.

Do print off the Control Descriptions, this lists all the controls on the five courses available.

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