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Brigstock Country Park & Fermyn Woods (FC)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townCorby, Northamptonshire
PostcodeNN14 3HS
Carpark locationOff A4116, Brigstock Country Park

Available Maps

  • White (unavailable until 30/06/2021)
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  • Yellow (unavailable until 30/06/2021)
  • Orange (unavailable until 30/06/2021)
  • Light Green (unavailable until 30/06/2021)
  • Green (unavailable until 30/06/2021)
  • Score 40 (unavailable until 30/06/2021)

SUSPENDED The courses are suspended while the safety of the courses is reassessed by Forest England. Permission to use Fermyn Forest will not be given.

SafetyFermyn woods has lots of small water features and contour detail.  The woodland is actively managed and the map does not reflect recent forestry works.

Permission: Groups wanting to do the controls in the Forest should seek permission from Forestry England who will advise about any activities affecting the use of the courses. All queries are dealt with by the Bristol Office.

Car park: Pay & Display

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

Map updated

Summer 2008

Courses

Updated August 2020

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

9

1.1

Beginner, children may need to be shadowed

15-30

Yellow

11

2.5

A child with some experience

20-35

Orange

9

2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

25-40

Light Green

11

3.4

Adult with some experience, very confident junior

35-75

Green

11

3.5

Experienced

35-70

Score

15

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

40

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.

Score: Find as many as you can in 40 minutes

Missing and damaged posts: An inspection in February 2021 found: 82 broken waymarker plaque and post
90 Loose post,  51 broken post,   59 & 72 not found 

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers