Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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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

The White and Yellow courses are over reclaimed land and go around a lake and are mainly on level paths.  A map pack for these courses is on sale in the Cycle Centre.

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

Click here for more details.


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

Map updated

Winter 2017.  Courses Changed slightly in June 2017. 46 buried in undergrowth.


Course Controls Length
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
White 10 1.8 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-45
Yellow 13 2.4 Child with some experience 25-45
Score 15     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.


If you need a legend download one here

Other Things to do in the Area

The stunning eco-friendly visitor centre has a café, bike hire and repair shop, showers and a wood-burning stove for chilly days. There are mountain bike trails and an adventure play area for little ones. For more things to do click here.

Maps Available From

Hicks Lodge Café Phone 01530 274533

Further Information

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