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Knighton Park

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester
PostcodeLE2 3RR
Carpark locationOff Palmerston Boulevard, when busy use the overflow to the left

Available Maps

Traditional & Smartphone Virtual orienteering courses here

Managed by Leicester City Council 

Score course is finding as many as you can in a 25-minute time limit with penalties for being late.

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

Map updated

Courses and Map updated in July 2016. Course revised May 2020 to ensure controls not overgrown.

Courses Available

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

11

1.3

Child with supervision

or Wheelchair.

15-30

Yellow

9

1.5

A child with some experience

15-35

Orange

10

1.9

Adult beginner confident junior

15-40

Light Green

10

3.0

Confident Adult or experienced junior

20-45

Score

15

 

Adult or children

25

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.

VOC Details

Alternatively, you can use the Maprun6 app. Maprun6 app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG.

Your phone beeps when you get very 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 a MAPRUN map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Maprun Courses
Course

length

km

controls Suitable for

expected time

(minutes)

Hazards Results
Yellow 1.4 9 Beginners 12 -30    Yellow
Light Green 2.4 9 Experienced 15 to 35 Water Light Green

Score 25 minutes

(20 points for each control and Lose 10 per minute late)

3 15 Experienced 20 to 28  Water Score

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun6 app

If you are at the site or are close by, click 'Events near me' or at home, click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Knighton 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.

Other Things to do in the Area

Leicester City Council.

Tel: 0116 2333028

Any missing posts should be reported to Sport-on-park or use the LEI Feedback

Further Information

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