Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Castle Hill - Heatherbrook Primary School

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townBeaumont Leys, Leicester, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE4 1BE
Carpark locationSmall Car parks off Astill Lodge Road, north of school

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. The score is of Orange standard to help Pupils practice for British Schools Score Championships. http://www.bsoa.org/Competition/National

There are many other courses at different start points within this park.

https://www.leicester.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/our-parks/castle-hill-country-park/

 

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

 

Other Things to do in the Area

Bradgate Park 

National Space Centre 

Maps Available From

Courses

Map updates June 2016. None of the courses are of the highest difficulty

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

 

Further Information

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