Devon Orienteering


Dartmoor Summer Series Mapruns

Sunday 8th August Haytor Middle Car Park

Details: Dartmoor Summer Series - Haytor

In the same way as last year we are running a series of map runs on Dartmoor in the summer, each one “opening” on a Sunday morning. Whether you choose to meet up with others on the Sunday or just run it at your leisure at some other time is up to you. More details below...

No results but hopefully good training and aimed at Experienced Orienteers. The maps and necessary pins are available for download  in the week running up to each activity. If you are not that familiar with the maprun technology then details can be downloaded using this link.

Each week there will be longer and shorter technical courses and what I have called an Orange course… which has occasional harder bits ! You can have a look and see which one suits you. Perfect training for the upcoming season.

Be warned… you will need the paper map.  Any attempt to use just the map on the phone will fail miserably as its just a background type. Having said that why would anyone even think of doing it !

Sunday 8th August    Haytor Map Run  (Middle Car Park )

Sunday 15th           Devon traditional score event at Mutters Moor

Sunday 22nd          South Hessary Map Run

Sunday 29th           Golden Dagger Map Run

Sunday 5th Sept     Houndtor Map Run

The maps for Haytor can be downloaded using the following links:

Haytor     Orange       Pin 6381    3.2 KM        50m Climb

Haytor     Shorter       Pin 0793     5.0 KM     130m Climb

Haytor      Longer       Pin 3941     7.2 KM     150m Climb

On your phone open map run 6.. Select event…. uk….Devon….Dartmoor summer series 21 Haytor 21 and your course.

For guidance on Mapruns seeMapRun User Guide V3

Haytor 8.8.21 Haytor Orange

Haytor 8.8.21 Haytor.Short

Haytor 8.8.21/Haytor Long

General safety guidance for individual Mapruns:  

  • Individual Mapruns are run at your own risk 
  • Each runner should make their own assessment of risks in the Maprun area, including terrain and weather and how those risks are best managed, including use of a weather forecast
  • Participants should be aware of risks associated with the moorland environment and how to minimise and manage associated risks e.g. ticks, adders
  • Be aware of risks associated with traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, and act sensibly 
  • Under 16’s should be accompanied or appropriately supervised, particularly where there are risks associated with traffic and in remote areas. 
  • Current social distancing guidance and other measures to limit risks associated with coronavirus should be followed. 
  • In more remote areas, visit the venue with at least one other "buddy" who knows the area you are in, when you leave for your run and when you are expected back. Alternatively let someone know your plans and alert them when you are back. Carry a whistle in addition to your phone. 
  • On Dartmoor, if the weather is poor then think twice about going out. This applies, in particular, to the colder, darker times of the year. 


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