Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Castle Hill - Ancient Monument

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townBeaumont Leys, Leicester, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE4 1EG
Carpark locationSmall car park for shops off Astill Lodge Road Or on street in Kingsbridge Crescent

Available Maps

Area is split into two by A46, where courses cross the A46 you must use the tunnels or bridge.

The area is actively managed by volunteers. The minor paths and woodland change fairly regularly. The area is part of a flood protection scheme and can be very wet and muddy.

For a Score course you find as many as you can in 45 minutes and get penalties if you are late.

There are other courses at different start points within this park. Including the 45 minute score course which could be started here.

Castle Hill Country Park

 

Other Things to do in the Area

Bradgate Park 

National Space Centre 

 

Maps Available From

Courses

Map updated   June 2016

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

Start Point

White

7

1.1

Beginner children, may need to be shadowed

12-25

Ancient Monument

White

13

2.1

 

15-30

Beaumont Lodge

White

12

1.9

 

15-30

Gorse Hill

Yellow

11

2.5

Child with some experience

20-40

Anstey

Yellow

12

2.4

 

20-40

Gorse Hill

Yellow

13

2.2

 

20-40

Heatherbrook School

Orange

10

2.6

Adult beginner /confident junior

20-40

Ancient Monument

Green

17

4.0

Experienced Adult or Junior

60-120

Gorse Hill

Score

25

 

Some sites are too difficult for beginners

45

Anstey

Score

25

 

 

45

Heatherbrook School

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.

Further Information

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