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Burbage Common

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townHinckley
PostcodeLE10 3DD
Carpark locationBurbage Common Visitor Centre, Leicester Road

Available Maps

Location Details

Traditional & Smartphone Virtual orienteering 

Safety:  The area is very popular with visitors.

The long courses use a railway tunnel/bridge to get to the southern part, these must be used. There are some ponds and streams. A few bridges across deep streams, but beware some bridges have been removed. 

Score Course: Find as many as you can, with penalties for being late.  This course enables children to practice before going to the British Schools Score Orienteering Championships in October 

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

Controls  4 7 13 19 are missing and 16 is 2 meters in from the edge.(September 2020)

Map updated

May 2020

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

 

 

 

 

Yellow

9

1.6

A child with some experience

20-35

Orange

11

3.8

Adult beginner confident junior

30-60

Light Green

15

4.6

Adult with some experience, very confident junior

35-75

 

 

 

 

 

Score

16

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30


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.

VOC Details

Use the MaprunF app MaprunF app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG

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 Suitable for

Expected time

(mins)

Comments Results
Yellow 2.0 10 Beginners 20-40    
Light Green 3.4 15 Experienced or confident adults 25-60    
Score c5.0 19 Some controls are too hard for beginners 45 20 points per control lose 10 for each minute late  

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/Burbage 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.

 

OD, the Warwickshire, orienteering club also has some courses on this area in UK/Coventry and Warwickshire/ Summer Series 2020

Other Things to do in the Area

Acorns Cafe  

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience