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Moira Furnace

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townMoira, Leicestershire
PostcodeDE12 6AT
Carpark locationMoira Furnace, several car parks can be used

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Moira Furnace 

Safety: Beware Canal and traffic near the car park and on the west of the area.

Groups: Seek permission from the County Council Ranger, who will advise you of any possible clash with your plans.

Occasionally the start is closed eg Moira Canal Festival in early summer

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

Map updated: March 2018


Course Controls Length
Suitable Estimated
Time (mins)
White 9 1.0

Beginner children probably followed by parents

 Quite difficult with some small paths with lots of tree roots

20-40 Moira Furnace
Yellow 10 2.0 Child with some experience 25-45 Moira
Orange 14 3.2 Adult beginner confident junior 35-70 Moira
Lt Green 10 3.3 Hard 35-80 Moira
White 6 1.2 Beginner children probably followed by adults 20-40 Donisthorpe
Yellow 9 2.0     Donisthorpe
Orange 12 3.0     Donisthorpe
Light Green 14 3.5     Donisthorpe
Score 15  

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

30 Donisthopre or Moira Furnace

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of times is for someone running to someone walking. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

If you need the map symbols, download a Legend

Other Things to do in the Area


National Forest YHA 

Twycross Zoo 


Further Information

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