Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Irchester

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townWellingborough, Northamptonshire
PostcodeNN29 7DJ
Carpark locationIrchester Country Park (Pay and Display)

Available Maps

In 2017 this was the most popular permanent course in Northamptonshire/Leicestershire. It was used for a National event on 17th March 2018.

Site management transferred to First For well Being.  If you have an issue regarding broken posts please report to the Ranger while on-site or email Dan Doyle

Safety: The park has large earth walls and a strong path network avoiding them. Descents from the high earthwalls can result in broken limbs.

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

Map updated

Major update in March 2018. 

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

10

1.1

Beginner children may need to be shadowed

15-25

Yellow

10

1.7

Child with some experience

20-35

Orange

10

1.7

Adult beginner confident junior

20-40

Light Green

14

2.4

Confident Adult or experienced junior

20-40

Green

15

3.6

Hardest possible

30-60

Score

23

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimates 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

High wires adventure play ground 

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers