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Hicks Lodge (FC)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townAshby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
PostcodeLE65 2UP
Carpark locationNational Forest Cycle Centre, Willesley Woodside - Pay & Display

Available Maps

Terrain: The White and Yellow courses are over reclaimed land and go around a lake and are mainly on level paths. 

The Cycle Hire Centre, toilets and cafe are adjoining the car park.

Click Hicks Lodge for more details.

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

Map updated: Winter 2020.  

Courses changed significantly in September 2020

Course Controls Length
Suitable for Estimated
Time (mins)
White 11 1.9 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-45
Yellow 11 2.3 A child with some experience 25-45

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.

If you need a legend download one here  Legend

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app.Maprun6  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 the standard map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Course Controls Length
Suitable for Estimated
Time (mins)
White 11 1.9 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-45 White
Yellow 11 2.3 A child with some experience 25-45 Yellow

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/Hicks Lodge 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.

Beginners there are a couple of features to help you navigate: Before the start, the location and track are always shown. Once you pass the start the location and track disappear ... unless you have enabled 'show track' or 'show location'. These features can be enabled in 'Options and settings' before you start. For some courses, we had added a ‘show me’ feature. where it's available there is a button on the screen but you can only use it a few times.

Maps Available From

Hicks Lodge Café Phone 01530 274533

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners