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Fosse Meadows Nature Area

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townHinckley
PostcodeLE10 3AB
Carpark locationRoman Road

Available Maps

Traditional & Smartphone Virtual orienteering courses here

Terrain: Nature Reserve with Bird Hides. Flat but meadows can be wet after rainfall.  The woodland is actively managed and some of the areas have changed significantly.

Score: Find as many as you can in the time limit with penalties for lateness

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

Map updated 2018

All Courses updated: June 2020 to avoid sites which can be overgrown.

If you need a map legend download one here Legend

Traditional Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

14

2.2

Beginner

25-45

Yellow

10

2.4

Beginner children followed by parents

20-45

Orange

10

3.0

Adult beginner or experienced junior

20-45

Light Green

12

3.4

Hard

30-60

Light Green

(pictorial)

12

3.4

Hard

(uses International Descriptions)

35-70

Score 30

25

 

Moderate to Hard

Beginners will find some controls too hard

30


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.

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app.MapRunF 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 here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Courses Available

Courses

Length

(km)

Controls

Expected time

(mins)

Suitable for Comment Results
Yellow 2.2 9 20-40 Child under supervision or Adult beginner   Yellow
Green 4.9 13 40-70 Experienced   

Green

Score   25 45 Some are too hard for beginners

20 points per control loss 10 points for each minute late

Text Control Descriptions

Score
Score IOF   25 45   Control Descriptions use IOF symbols  
Race Map       Experienced A blank map to be used if training under race conditions. Use after starting your course. Also print off "Control descriptions" which lists the sites.  

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun6 app

Click 'Events near me' or click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Fosse Meadows 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

Play area between the northern and southern car parks

Larger car park to the south, Maprun courses start here.

 

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