Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Brocks Hill Country Park

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

Available Maps

This is Leicestershire's most popular place to buy an orienteering map.

Courses in the pack on sale differ from those downloaded here but mainly use the same control sites.

 

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

If you are bring a group of Beginners, download the "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. 

Map:

June 2016

Courses:

Course

Controls

Length

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

13

1.1

Beginner, probably shadowed by a parent

10-25

Yellow

10

1.3

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

Score

26

 

Adult or experienced Junior

30

 

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

Other Things to do in the Area

Brocks Hill Country Park website

Maps Available From

Courses on sale at the Visitor Centre:

Course Controls Length
(km)
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
Easy   Yellow 10 1.2 Child with some experience 25-45

Moderate

Orange

11 1.7 Adult beginner; confident junior 25-45

Hard

Light Green

12 1.9 Adult beginner 25-45

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.

Control markers were changed in April 2016 and the new maps are on sale at the Visitor Centre.

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