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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.  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

VOC Details

Use the MaprunF app. MaprunF 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

Controls

Expected Time

(Mins)

Suitable for Results
White 1.1 10 10-30 Beginners  
Light Green       Those with some experience  
Score          

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the MaprunF app

Click 'Events near me' or 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.

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 will list 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