Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Donisthorpe

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townAshby de la Zouch
PostcodeDE12 7PY
Carpark locationoff Church Street, follow Brown Tourist Signs for Donisthorpe Woodland Centre

Available Maps

Woodland Park with good path network and some more challenging control sites.

The area is actively managed by volunteers and more fences will be removed shortly.

Alternative Start at Moira Furnace but is more difficult as the path network is more complex.

The area is regularly used for Schools Orienteering competitions including the NW Primary Schools Championship.

Races for beginners Schools League races are on some Saturday mornings. The courses are for beginner level with a Free practice course and League course for Year 3 upwards.    Schools League  

Woodland Park 

Safety: There is a canal to the East with a wide path and one stream which can be difficult to cross.

Groups: You should seek permission from the County Council Ranger, who will advise you of any possible clash with your plans.

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

Map updated

March 2018

Courses

Course Controls Length
(km)
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
Start
White 6 1.2 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-40 Donisthorpe
Yellow 10 2.0 Child with some experience 25-45 Moira
Orange 14 3.2 Adult beginner confident junior 35-70 Moira
Lt Green 10 3.3 Hard 35-80 Moira
White 6 1.2 Beginner children probably followed by adults 20-40 Donisthorpe
Yellow 9 2.0     Donisthorpe
Orange 12 3.0     Donisthorpe
Light Green 14 3.5     Donisthorpe
Score 15  

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30 Donisthopre or Moira

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, the estimation of times is for someone running to someone walking. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

Other Things to do in the Area

Refreshments and children's entertainment are available at Jungle Madness. The centre has been refurbished in April 2018.

Moira Furnace 

Moira Furnace Tea Rooms 

Conkers 

National Forest YHA 

Further Information

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