Event Details

Wednesday 3rd July 2024
Summer League 12 Sence Valley
Postcode LE67 6NW
Upper car park off Ravenstone Road, Ibstock view in Streetmap or Google Maps
Grid Reference SK403112
Beginners welcome, help and advice available.
For more information about what to expect at an orienteering event, please follow the link to the webage - Your First Event
  • Event Type - Country Park;

  • Registration Times
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Start Times
  • 6.00pm to 7.00pm
  • Course Closing Time
  • 8:00pm
Event Level - Local

Courses Available
Short, Medium, Long
Pay via The Start Kite: Seniors £5, Non-BOF Senior £6, Full-time students &; working-age unwaged £2.50, Junior (20 & under or Family group shadowing their juniors) £1.50. Senior on the Short Course £1.50.
Electronic Punching
SI Dibber Hire: £1.00, SIAC Dibber Hire: £2.00 - Contactless SIAC available

Entry: Entries now open via The Start Kite.
Student/unwaged discount code: R685.
Enter 3 days before the event to guarantee a map. Pay the entry fee to The Start Kite (account details will be displayed on screen when you confirm your entry).
Late entries and Entry on the Day: This is possible via The Start Kite depending on map availability. No cash entry on the day.

New to Orienteering? If you are new to orienteering, please make yourself known to the organiser at registration and advice will be available.

Parking and Prices: We will be meeting in the upper car park. Parking charges apply, £1.95.
The car park gate is closed for entry at 7-00pm, so please arrive before then. The exit gate remains open and so leaving at any time should not be a problem.
There are NO cash machines only Pay by card (card payment machine in the car park) or by phone. You can book in advance by using cashless parking provider RingGo. Visitors can pay either via the RingGo app, through the RingGo website or via phone by calling the RingGo dedicated phone number. The location code for Sence Valley is 31072. But this advance booking is only available during the day you are going to the Park.

Terrain: A typical Country Park which was once part of a large coal mine. A mixed forest with some well-developed and permanent internal roads and paths. Also, a number of lakes and ponds and so an area of woodland and wetland birds. After rain the woodland areas may be muddy. In MID SUMMER Sence Valley is a prime example of the propensity in Leicestershire for significant nettles and Brambles. All off-track areas are affected so you may wish to consider route choices, even in rough open and particularly vegetation areas. The planning has and will be taking this phenomenon in to account.
There are ponds on the map which are not crossable.

Long4.9km90m19For fast experienced orienteers
Medium3.2km45m12For slower experienced orienteers
Short1.8km45m8For beginners

Map 1:10,000 and 5m contour lines.

Safety: A risk assessment has been carried out by the Organiser and all reasonable care has been taken to ensure the safety of competitors. However, participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Please note:
Please wear full leg covering and arm coverage might be advisable as well. And please be mindful this is the season for Ticks as well.
You are asked to carry a whistle.
Sence valley is very popular with visitors and dog walkers. Dogs may be off their leads. Please give them priority and courteous considerations. There may be anglers as well so do not disturb them.

Summer League 2024
The 2024 LEI Summer League consists of 17 events taking place from April to August on midweek evenings with Starts usually from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. They include Long, Score, Sprint and Urban events. Your top 10 scores count on the league table. See the Summer League page for the full list of fixtures and the current league table.

Control Collection: Volunteers willing to collect in a few controls each after the courses close would be much appreciated.

Next Summer League Event: Western Park Wednesday 10th July.

Organiser - Jane Dring-Morris
Page Updated 15-06-2024
  • Toilets Toilet block in the car park, might be closed
  • Large Groups (Youth group, Scouts, Running club etc) should let the Organiser know a week in advance.
  • Dogs No restrictions on dogs.