Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Watermead Country Park - Mammoth

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townLeicester
PostcodeLE4 7RN
Carpark locationMammoth parking off Alderton Road, opposite Sainsbury's Super Store follow Brown tourist signs

Available Maps

Leicester City Council manages the southern end of Watermead Park.   This course was established with funding from the HighCross Award scheme.

Safety: Area has many water features: lakes, River Soar and Canal

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

 

Map updated

2010

Courses

None of the courses are of the highest difficulty, but are generally quite long

Course

Controls

Length
(km)

Difficulty

Estimated
Time (mins)

Start Point

White

5

1.2

Beginner children, may need to be shadowed

12-25

North -King Lear

White 11 1.1   12-25 Mammoth

Yellow

9

1.7

Child with some experience

10-25

Mammoth

Yellow

12

1.8

 

10-25

LOPC

Yellow

6

1.6

 

10-25

North-King Lear

Orange

9

2.2

Adult beginner /confident junior

15-30

Mammoth

Orange

13

3.9

 

30-70

LOPC

Orange

9

3.4

 

30-60

North -King Lear

Orange

16

5.1

 

45-75

Meadow Lane

Light Green

15

3.8

Experienced Adult or Junior

35-70

Mammoth

Light Green

10

3.7

 

35-60

White Horse Inn

Paddlers

9

3.4

For paddlers

 

LOPC

Blue

19

9.5

Experienced Adult or Junior

60-120

North -King Lear

Blue

19

9.7

 

60-120

LOPC

Score

16

 

 

30

Mammoth

Score

15

 

 

45

North -King Lear

LOPC= Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

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

Toilets recently constructed.

Cycle into the City Centre along the river. 

Climate Change trail.

Further Information

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