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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 courses here

A: Traditional

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. There are 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

A user has pointed out that controls  4 7 13 16 and 19 may be missing or hidden by undergrowth.

Map updated

May 2020





Suitable for

Time (mins)









A child with some experience





Adult beginner confident junior


Light Green



Adult with some experience, very confident junior










Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners


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.

B: Maprun Smart phone App

Alternatively, you can use the MaprunF app MaprunF app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG

Your phone 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


Yellow 2.0 10 Beginners 20-40  
Light Green 3.4 15 Experienced or confident adults 25-60  
Score c5 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.

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