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Melton Country Park

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townMelton Mowbray
PostcodeLE13 1HP
Carpark locationMelton Country Visitor Centre, Wymondham Way

Available Maps

Part of Melton Mowbray Flood prevention scheme, so the park has a lake and stream. The countryside slopes downhill towards the town centre.

Melton Country Park Visitor Centre website

The installation of the course was funded by Melton Borough Council.

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

Map updated: Winter 2013

Courses: Updated June 2020

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

Short white

5

0.6

Beginner children probably followed by parents

5-15

White

7

0.9

Beginner children probably followed by parents

15-30

Yellow

8

1.4

A child with some experience

20-40

Orange

15

3.3

Adult beginner confident junior

35-70

Green

13

4.0

Hard

40-80

Score

22

 

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). When you finish, upload your results to see your position on the leader board.

We suggest you download a map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.

Course Available
Course

Length

(km)

No. controls Suitable for

Expect time

(mins

Hazards Results
Yellow 2.2 9 Beginner, children shadowed by an adult 25-40 Near to streams Yellow
Green (urban) 3.9 12 With some orienteering experience 35 to 70 Roads, near to streams Green
Blue (urban) 5.3 16 Experienced 45 to 85 Roads, near to streams Blue

Score (Controls in any order)

20 points for each control lose 10 points for each minute late

  23 Some are too difficult for beginners 45 Roads, near to streams Score
Race map      Use instead of a course map. Locate controls on your phone; do download the "Control descriptions" so you know what you are looking for.      

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/Melton 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

Belvoir Castle website 

Twin Lakes website 

Further Information

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