Watch this space!
As lockdown eases, we have been able to open up discussions with landowners and seek permission for events to take place. We have a list of several low key local style events we aim to hold each month through to the summer. We have to be patient and wait for permissions to be granted as everyone is still learning exactly what will be possible as restrictions ease. This is also the season for ground nesting birds, so opportunities for access are more limited.
So watch this space, and the website, for more news on the following events (see below).
Mapping -Tuesday 20th April and Tuesday 4th May (both 19.30 -20.45)
This 2 part series of Mapping Webinars is now open to book on for beginner mappers, would be mappers or those just looking to understand a bit more about how our maps are made.
The webinars will seek to introduce some of the concepts and principles of Orienteering Mapping. The webinars are packed with experienced presenters, knowledgeable panellists and outlining some of the basics to mapping. For registration details see below.
Outdoor exercise and recreation during lockdown!
If you have not recently tried any of the permanent orienteering courses near you, or have yet to give Maprun a go, then lockdown v3.0 may be a great time to do so! And they are all free!
For Permanent Courses see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/poc
For Mapruns see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/maprun-maps-to-download
Please follow government guidance with regard to exercise and recreation. See below for more detail, which has been cut and pasted from British Orienteering: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5437
All free to download and run!
MapRuns can all be done in your own time. There are score courses and line courses to choose from. Simply download the MapRunF app onto a smartphone, print a copy of the map and go and have a run!
Safety guidance for all individual Mapruns: See below
User Guide: MapRun User Guide V2 All Devon's MapRun courses can be found on the app by tapping 'Select Event > 'UK' > 'Devon'.
MaprunF: We now recommend all users download the latest Maprun app, which is MaprunF It can be found here: http://maprunners.weebly.com/maprunf.html
A list of all available maps and further details can be found below:
Want some Christmas Cheer?
For the run up to Christmas -and beyond -Martin Yeo and Jemma Davie have put their collective heads together and come up with a fantastic collection of orienteering activities.
ExMas-O can be found here: ExMas-O
Interested in sharing a caravan?
David Harper is thinking of renting a caravan at the official camp site for the Scottish 6 Day event in 2021 and is wondering if anyone else might be thinking of going and would like to share. If so, please see more details below....
From Sunday 1st November 2020
Our next maprun is aimed at experienced Orienteers in part of the Moor we rarely get to. It is not suitable for novices due to the exposed nature of the area. This is real Orienteering….but without a flag to help. The Maprun will be available from Sunday 1st November to Saturday 14th November.
For more details see below.
Learn the sport of orienteering!
Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) has just launched a series of four short films called ‘Get Out & Go’. They are available now on the club’s YouTube channel and at https://gmoa.org.uk/how-to-videos/
The films show how families, runners and walkers can enjoy learning the adventure sport of orienteering using permanent orienteering courses in local parks. They show all the basic techniques to get orienteering from white/yellow through to trickier end of orange.
From Sunday 18th October 2020
We are opening up the next in our maprun series, the Torquay Shiphay maprun on Sunday 18th October with it staying open until the 1st November 2020. There is a long or short version. Hopefully many of you will give it a go. Feel free to post how you did on the Devon OC facebook page. Details below.
Wednesday 14th October at 19.30
The Devon Orienteering Club AGM will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 14th October at 19.30. All club members should have received an invitation to attend from the Club Secretary, together with a copy of the relevant papers, attached below.
If you have not received an invitation to attend, and would like to do so, please contact:
Please email to confirm your attendance.