Abbey Park Pets Corner

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Abbey Park is managed by the Leicester City Council, more details on the park can be found here.

For Bonfire Night the park gates are sealed or on other occasions parts of the park may be out of bounds.

 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 maps referred to then download these too. Details can be found under "Abbey Park". website

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

Score: The score course is finding as many as you can in a time limit, with penalties for lateness. Start and finish at the same point.

Safety: 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 Riverside course crosses the River Soar and roads, do make use of Pedestrian crossings and bridges. See also safety advice sheet on "Abbey park" courses.

Missing Controls: For further information and known issues relating to controls, please see the Leicestershire Orienteering Club website .  Controls on the Orange Riverside course no. 102 and 104 are missing.

Map updated: Winter 2018

Courses

Course

Controls

Length

(km)

Suitable for

Estimated
Time

(mins)

    Abbey Car Park Starts  

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

    Pets Corner Start  

Orange

12

/2.3

Adult beginner confident junior

25-50

    St Margaret's Pastures Start  

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

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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Check Letters AbbeyFREE
Check Letters RiversideFREE
Orange£0.50
Orange RiversideFREE
Score 30£0.50
Two courses£0.75
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Region: East Midlands
Nearest Town: Leicester
Postcode: LE4 5AP
Carpark: LE4 5AP
Parkland
Suitable for intermediate orienteerers
Available Maps
Check Letters AbbeyFREE
Check Letters RiversideFREE
Orange£0.50
Orange RiversideFREE
Score 30£0.50
Two courses£0.75
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