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Evington Arboretum

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

Available Maps

Groups: Group Leaders should download the Guide to start & Loops and from the Evington Arboretum Youth Leader Risk Assessment. Also the Star Loop Maps for courses in the Arboretum.

Terrain: Scattered trees and stream.

Safety:  Use the Youth Leader Risk Assessment for advice.

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

Map updated: Summer 2012

Courses Updated: July 2020




Suitable for

Time (mins)




Beginner children may need to be shadowed





A child with some experience





Adult beginner confident junior





Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners


The length 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.

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app. Maprun6 app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG, you will need a printed course map.

Your phone (watch) 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.

Course Available





Expected time


Suitable for Hazards Results
Light Green 3.4 15 25-60 With some experience

Road Crossings into Evington Park.



To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun app

If you are at the site or are close by, click 'Events near me' or at home, click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Evington 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

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 wildflowers, 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