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Foxton Locks

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townMarket Harborough
PostcodeLE16 7RA
Carpark locationFoxton Locks Lower (short stay) Car park - Pay and Display

Available Maps

The Restricted mobility course is suitable for wheelchairs finishes in southern (long stay) car park and starts at the Museum 

The site from the museum is steep downhill.

There are several refreshment outlets on site: Top Cafe, Foxton Locks Inn and Bridge 61

Safety: There are deep locks which may be full of water, there are ponds which feed the locks. 

 

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

Map updated

Summer 2014

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

 

 

 

 

 

Restricted mobility

7

0.8

 

20-40

Yellow

11

1.2

Child with some experience

15-40

Orange

19

1.9

Adult beginner confident junior

15-35


 

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

Foxton Locks - An idyllic canal side location to explore. From the viewing platform see if you can spot the remains of the historic hidden Inclined Plane which was once a spectacular chair lift for boats! Sneak a peek at the colourful boats, count the locks at the really long Lock Flight, take a boat trip, or just sit back and relax at the pubs, café or picnic spots.

Foxton Locks Inclined Plane Trust Museum 

Maps Available From

Maps sold at Foxton Incline Plane Trust Museum (closed during the Winter). Tel: 0116 279 2657

Further Information

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