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Oakham Woodlands

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townOakham, Rutland
PostcodeLE15 6JP
Carpark locationCar park next to Brooke Academy, Brooke Road

Available Maps

Landowner: The Woodland Trust has given permission for these courses.

Groups: The Trust expects you to complete a risk assessment and to take care of the woodland. You should ask about any activities which might clash with yours.

Terrain: The terrain is hillside with some woodland controls and a flatter area usually grazed by cattle (cows and bull). Some complex gorse areas on the Light Green course.

Score: the course is finding as many as you can in 40 minutes, with penalties for lateness.

Map updated: Summer 2020  and all courses changed. 

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

10

1.2

Beginner most children will need shadowing

15-25

Yellow

10

1.7

A child with some experience

15-35

Light Green

14

2.1

Confident Adult or experienced junior

20-40

Score

20

 

Adult or child, beginners will find some sites too hard.

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.

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

Courses Available
Courses

Length

(km)

No of Controls

Expected Time

(mins)

Suitable for  Comments Results
Yellow 1.7 10 25- 50 Families   Yellow
Light Green 3.4 10 35 -70 those with some experience   Light Green
Score   20 20      

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/Oakham 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

Oakham Castle 

Further Information

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