Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Watermead Country Park -King Lear

RegionEast Midlands
ClubLeicestershire Orienteering Club
Nearest townSyston
PostcodeLE7 1PD
Carpark locationPay on entry car park

Available Maps

Northern area is managed by  Leicestershire County Council  

Leicester City Council manages the southern end of Watermead Park

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

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

Map updated

2010

Courses

None of the courses are of the highest difficulty

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

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

Score

16

 

 

30

Mammoth

Score

15

 

 

45

North -King Lear

 

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

Things to do at the park  website 

National Space Centre  website 

Abbey Pumping Station Museum  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