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Market Bosworth Country Park

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townMarket Bosworth, Leicester
PostcodeCV13 0GZ
Carpark locationNorthern side of park

Available Maps

Traditional & Smartphone Virtual orienteering courses here

Market Bosworth Country Park has a fine open parkland landscape with majestic mature specimen trees interspersed with small areas of woodland.  The park also includes the Bow Pool and a series of ponds.

This parkland habitat is now a rare landscape type in the ever-changing English countryside.  Its specimen trees, grassland, woodlands and water areas provide varied and diverse habitats for a wide range of insect, plant and animal species.

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

Parking: there is a pay on exit pay station system Covid-19 visitor information

up to 1 hour £2 1-3 hours £3, over 3 hours £4  (contactless payment available)

Map updated: August 2020. Courses revised!

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

Yellow

12

1.7

A child with some experience

15-35

Orange

11

2.0

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

Light Green

12

2.7

Adult with some experience, very confident junior

25-50

Green

20

3.5

Experienced adult

25-50

Score

20

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

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.

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app. Maprun6 app  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.

Download a Maprun map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Courses Available
Courses

Length

(km)

Controls

Expected time

(mins)

Suitable for Comments Results
Yellow 2.1 13 20-50 Beginners, children should be accompanied   Yellow
Light Green 3.1 15    25 -60 Those with some orienteering experience    
Score   25 30 Beginners will find some sites too hard. 20 points for each one found lose 10 for each minute late Score

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/Bosworth 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

Explore historic open parkland, fine mature trees and wildflower meadows.
Feed the ducks at the Bow Pool, or picnic in the shade of an oak tree.
Discover the spectacular arboretum and brand new children’s play area
Follow the many paths including those that lead to Bosworth Battlefield and beyond.

Further Information

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