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Sence Valley Forest Park (FC)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townIbstock
PostcodeLE67 6NW
Carpark locationSence Valley Top Car park

Available Maps

Sence Valley Forest Park is a wonderful example of how a disused opencast colliery can be transformed into a diverse wildlife haven. After being planted with over 98,000 trees this 150-acre site was opened to the public in September 1998 as part of The National Forest. The park contains woodland, lakes linking to the River Sence, grassland and a wildflower meadow.

Groups: to arrange a group visit make sure you have agreed your plans with the Forestry Commission  

Score Course: This course is find as many as you can in 45 minutes, with penalties for lateness.

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

Map updated

Autumn 2013

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

11

1.9

Beginner most children will need shadowing

15-30

Yellow

11

2.4

Child with some experience

25-50

Orange

10

2.8

Adult beginner /confident junior

30-55

Light Green

12

2.8

Confident Adult or experienced junior

30-60

Green

15

3.5

Experienced Adult, very experienced junior

35-70

Score Easy

24

 

 

45

Score

24

 

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.

Other Things to do in the Area

For more things to do at Sence Valley visit the Forestry Commission website.

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