Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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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

Available Maps

There is no White (easiest for beginners) as part of the area is quite difficult with some small paths with lots of tree roots.  

Moira Furnace 

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

Groups: You should 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

Races for beginners Schools League races are at Donisthorpe on some Saturday mornings. The courses are for beginner level with a Free practice course and League course for Year 3 upwards. Schools League  

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

Map updated

March 2018

Courses

Course Controls Length
(km)
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
Start
White 6 1.2 Beginner children probably followed by parents 20-40 Donisthorpe
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

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

Conkers  

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