Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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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 Paint balling 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 2015

Some courses changed July 2016, because of undergrowth obscuring controls.

Courses

These courses are close to normal racing standards

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

7

1.2

Beginner most children will need shadowing

15-25

Yellow

10

2.7

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

45-90

Blue

19

5.4

Experienced Adult

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 legend as only special symbols are shown

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