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Hermitage

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townWhitwick, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE67 5EU
Carpark locationHermitage Leisure Centre

Available Maps

The courses start and finish at the Hermitage Leisure Centre.

The Score course is finding as many as you can in 45 minutes and you may start and finish anywhere on the map.

Teachers and Youth Leaders might want to download the course check letters.

Star & Loops: This is for school and youth groups to learn how to orienteer before tackling a longer course. Download the guide and if you wish to proceed, then download the map pack (which consists of 7 maps.)

Leaders may wish to download the Risk assessment guide

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

Map updated: 2020

Score course updated November 2016

Courses

The construction of the new leisure centre means only the Yellow course is unaffected.

 Revised maps are here.

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

Hazards

Yellow

10

1.2

Child with some experience

15-30

Traffic in car park

Orange

14

2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

30-60

Traffic in car park, Lake & stream

Score

20

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30

Traffic in car park

Stream, Lake

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.

If you need a map legend download one here Legend

Other Things to do in the Area

Visitor attractions

Sence Valley Forest Park has a more adventurous Orienteering course. 

Maps Available From

NW District Council The Hermitage Leisure Centre Phone 01530 811215

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