Devon Orienteering


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Permanent Orienteering Courses

Have you visited one of Devon's Permanent Orienteering Courses lately? If not, now is perhaps a good time to give one or more a try! Devon OC is working with British Orienteering to raise awareness of courses on your doorstep

Click here for an introductory video. 

For the latest information (June 29th 2020) seePOCs in Devon

For a list of courses in Devon see:  Permanent Orienteering Courses in Devon

For access to web based maps and associated information please go to: 


Haldon Forest Park Maprun is now available!

Give it a try!

The Permanent Orienteering Course at Haldon was opened in June 2019. You can now run many of the same courses using your smart phone to record -and compare -your time, your split times and your route. 



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 MapRun 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'.

A list of all available maps and further details can be found below or here: maprun


Lockdown Orienteering

Orienteering Competitions On Your Sofa

Here are some opportunities to take part in Lockdown Orienteering, sent in by Spencer Modica.

There is even a British Open Championship taking place over the weekend 26th -28th June:

Why not give it a go?  And there are a range of warm up games below for you to try! 


British Orienteering Webinars

Routegadget and MapRun

There are two British Orienteering webinars coming up which may well be of interest to many club members. The first, on Thursday 7th May at 7.30pm, is on Routegadget and the second, on Tuesday 12th May at 7.30pm, focuses on MapRun. (On our website below see the MapRun initiative which Devon Orienteering Club is currently taking forward.)

To register see:http://


Devon and Cornwall Night League

2019-20 Final League Table

Table and report compiled by Roger Hargreaves, Kerno:

Congratulations to the winners (table below) who will have to reflect on their successes in the seclusion of their homes.  

Our thanks must go to the Planners who usually do this as a one-person-band. The Final Results lists below are short which reflects the limited cross-over between the clubs but I have also included results where a member only ran on opposition territory.


Photo Challenge

Exeter University

These photographs are taken somewhere at Exeter University, snapped when I was planning the SW Sprint Championships last year. Some of you would have run past them on your courses. But where exactly are they? Have a look at your map of the University, or fly around in the 3D-view that's on google-maps. Clues available if you're finding it too tricky. And do you have a puzzle you want to set us?  Damian Wilson

Please email any answers - or questions - to Damian at: 



Due to today's (16.3.20) government announcement, the event planned for 22nd March at River Dart Country Park has been cancelled. 

This message has now been re-inforced by British Orienteering's statement: "It is with great sadness that we are now in a position where all orienteering activities in the UK have to be suspended with immediate effect."

We will, of course, get up and running again as soon as circumstances allow; details will appear on the website and in the club's Newsletter.  

Where possible we will seek to re-arrange cancelled events and activities to a later date so that all of the hard work and effort of the Planner, Organiser and Controller are not in vain!

In the mean time, if you have anything which you would like to post on the website or in the Newsletter (reports of recent or not-so-recent events and activities, ideas about keeping fit, training tips etc) then please send them in!


Coaching this Spring


Devon Orienteering Club's Chief Coach - Damian Wilson writes - We have provisional permission from the National Trust, to use Ashclyst Forest for our spring coaching. 

Drop me an email if you're interested in attending, so I can gauge interest, and also have an idea of the sorts of things you'd want to focus on. 

email - 


Tom Perry

Interland Cup Success!

Tom Perry (Yr 11) ran for England at the Interland Cup this weekend. This is a competition against teams from two parts of Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), Netherlands and France. Tom was first home for the England boys in the U17 race, narrowly finishing 4th overall, and helping England win the Junior and overall Interland Cups this year.  Well done Tom!


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