Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Wakerley Great Wood (F.C.)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townCorby, Northamptonshire
PostcodeNN17 3BA
Carpark locationNorthern Entrance to the Woodland

Available Maps

Woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission

There is an extensive management scheme with widespread felling.

To make comments on the forest use email: sherwood.fdo@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

 

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

The Commission has access charges for groups using the woodland for competitions or large training exercises.

 

For further information and known issues relating to controls, please visit the Leicestershire Orienteering website, select the Known Problems list.

Map updated

Winter 2016

Courses

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

White

 

 

Beginner children probably followed by parents

 

Yellow

 

 

Child with some experience

 

Orange

6

2.3

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

Light Green

7

3.1

Confident Adult or experienced junior

25-50

Green

7

3.6

Experienced Adult, very experienced junior

35-60

Blue

11

5.2

Experienced Adult

40-75

Score

12

 

Adult or children

Some controls are too hard for beginners

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.

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Further Information

  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers