Abbey Park

Abbey Park is managed by the Leicester City Council more details on the park can be found here.  For some large events, the park gates are sealed. The area is flat and split in two by the River Soar, which forms a lake at its widest point, a canal is the south-eastern edge of the Park.   The Cafe is in the centre of the park.

Beginners: Groups with beginners may wish to practice in the Centre of the park using the Star Loop pack. Download the guide and if you want the star loop maps referred to then download these too. As file sizes are large there are two separate packs; you need both. The Youth leader risk assessment should be used as a guide.

Groups: You should contact the Parks Office who will advise you about other events and may even check all the markers are in place.  Contact

Warning about usage: For further information and known issues relating to controls, please see the Leicestershire Orienteering Club website.

Map updated: 2018

There is no legend on the map so download a free  Sprint Legend

Courses Available

Course

Controls

/Length

(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time

(mins)

    Start: Abbey Park Car Park  

White

8

/0.7

Beginner children probably

followed by parents

10-25

Yellow

12

/1.4

A child with some

experience

15-35

Orange

12

/2.4

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

    Start: Pets Corner  

Orange

12

/2.3

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

    Start: St Margarets Pasture  

Yellow

11

/1.6

A child with some experience

15-35

Orange

15

/2.7

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

Score

20

Adult or children

Some controls are

too hard for beginners

30

 

 

 

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Available Maps
Check LettersFREE
Loop Map pack (needs star too)FREE
Orange£0.50
Orange MaprunFREE
Score Maprun£0.40
Star Loop Maps£1.00
Teacher GuideFREE
WhiteFREE
White MaprunFREE
Yellow£0.50
Yellow MaprunFREE
Youth Leader Risk AssessmentFREE
Go to Checkout
Further Information
Region: East Midlands
Nearest Town: Leicester, Leicestershire
Postcode: LE4 5AQ
Carpark: LE4 5AQ
At least one wheelchair accessible route
Parkland
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for intermediate orienteerers
Available Maps
Check LettersFREE
Loop Map pack (needs star too)FREE
Orange£0.50
Orange MaprunFREE
Score Maprun£0.40
Star Loop Maps£1.00
Teacher GuideFREE
WhiteFREE
White MaprunFREE
Yellow£0.50
Yellow MaprunFREE
Youth Leader Risk AssessmentFREE
Go to Checkout
The cafe
Start
Traditional Finish
Other Things to do in the Area

In the park Abbey Ruins, River Soar, Pets Corner

Close to Leicester Golden Mile

Close to Abbey Pumping Station 

Close to the National Space Centre  

VOC Details

Use the Maprun6 app.Maprun6 app Garmin watch owners may wish to use the sister app MaprunG, but you will need a printed course map.  Your phone (watch) beeps when you get close to the feature (a virtual control detected by your GPS signal). Upload your results to see your position on the leader board.

We suggest you download a MapRun map from here but you can just use the one on your smartphone.  There is no legend on the map so download a free  Sprint Legend

            Courses Available

Course

Controls/

Length

(km)

Expected

time

(mins)

Suitable for/

Comments

Results
White

9/

1.0

10-25 Beginner  
Yellow

10/

1.9

15-35 Child with some experience Yellow
Orange

17/

3.5

22-55

Adult or experienced child

/one control moved Jan 2021

because of safety concerns

 
Score 20   20

Adult or experienced child

/20 points per control lose 10

for every minute late

Score

To access the maprun map, scan the QR codeOR

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the Maprun6 app. If you are at the site or are close by, click 'Events near me' or at home, click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Leicestershire/Abbey park folder to find the courses. Click the one you want. Click ‘go to Start’ when you are ready. When you get near the start your time begins once your phone beeps.

Beginners there are a couple of features to help you navigate: Before the start, the location and track are always shown. Once you pass the start the location and track disappear ... unless you have enabled 'show track' or 'show location'. These features can be enabled in 'Options and settings' before you start. For some courses, we had added a ‘show me’ feature. Where it's available there is a button on the screen but you can only use it a few times.

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