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Evington Arboretum

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester
PostcodeLE2 2FB
Carpark locationShady Lane - Southern End

Available Maps

Scattered trees and stream.

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

Map updated

Summer 2012

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

9

1.1

Beginner children may need to be shadowed

15-25

Yellow

14

2.0

Child with some experience

20-35

Orange

10

2.1

Adult beginner confident junior

20-40

Score

15

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

15

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.

Other Things to do in the Area

Piggy’s Hollow is the site of a moated manor house that was built by the Grey family of Codnor, Derbyshire. It is reckoned to be one of the best manorial sites in the county.

Shady Lane Arboretum is one of the most popular open spaces on the eastern edge of the city and is well loved by visitors and local residents alike for its unique combination of recreational, botanical, wildlife and historical features.

Located on Shady Lane there are over 500 species of trees to look at and an area that has been developed for memorial planting. The Nature Area boasts rare wild flowers, river birds, owls and woodpeckers.

Maps Available From

Leicester City Council  
Tel: 0116 2333028

Further Information

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience