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Ratby Woodlands

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townRatby
PostcodeLE6 0XZ
Carpark locationBurroughs Lane Woodland Trust Car park

Available Maps

Mainly owned by the Woodland Trust   

Groups should obtain permission from the Woodland Trust. The Trust expects you to complete a risk assessment and to take care of the woodland.

Safety: a road divides the woodland into two, there can be cars going to Paintballing area and the residence at the end of Burroughs Lane.

Summer Vegetation: Some plaques are difficult to see in summer undergrowth, including those on paths.

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

Map updated: Autumn 2019

Courses are revised in June 2020, if you want a set of longer course maps please email your request. Ratby map

Courses

The courses are close to normal racing standards

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

6

1.2

Beginner most children will need shadowing, the last leg is very long as there is no post at the path crossing.

15-25

Yellow

10

2.7

A child with some experience

25-50

Orange

13

2.8

Adult beginner /confident junior

30-55

Light Green

13

3.7

Confident Adult or experienced junior

30-60

Green

18

4.6

Experienced Adult, very experienced junior, you will need to use a compass

45-90

Blue

19

5.4

Experienced Adult, you will need to use a compass

40-90

Score

30

 

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

45

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.

You may need a separate legend, download one at  Legend

Other Things to do in the Area

Kirkby Muxloe 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
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers