Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Hermitage

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

Available Maps

Races for beginners Schools League races are here on Saturday 10 December, 18 March 2017. The courses are for beginner level with a Free practice course and League course for Year 3 upwards. Schools League  

The courses start and finish at the Hermitage Leisure Centre.

The Score course is find 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 & Loop: 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.)

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

Map  2015

Score course updated Novmber 2016

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow

10

1.2

Child with some experience

15-30

Orange

14

2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

30-60

Lt Green

20

3.0

Hard

35-60

Score

20

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

45

 

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

Visitor attractions  

Snibston Country Park which also has an Orienteering course. 

Sence Valley Forest Park which  has an 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