Devon Orienteering


CANCELLED: Hound Tor, Dartmoor

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Sun 14 Feb 2021

Info updated: 06th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland


Results will be available on the Devon website ASAP after the event. 

Pre Event Information

Event Cancelled. The event has been cancelled due to the latest lockdown arrangements (5.1.21). All competitors who pre-entrered will receive a note from the Organiser, via

Further information about event fees will be provided to pre-entered competitors in the near future. 

8 courses available from 1.3km simple to 7.7km very technical.

This will be our second orienteering event post lockdown. This replaces the event which has had to be cancelled previously for weather reasons and due to coronavirus. Therefore, the orginal maps and courses will be available. 

NB. There will be no toilet on site. The nearest public toilets are at the Haytor Visitor Centre. 

Safety: Every effort will be made to ensure the event is safe for competitors, volunteers and the public. We ask that at all times you adhere to the government’s guidance on social distancing and follow the British Orienteering Code of Conduct which can be found at: Safe Orienteering

Prior to the event, if you display symptoms of COVID-19, if you are required to self-isolate or are otherwise feeling unwell then you must not attend. Refunds will be given to those unable to attend for these reasons.

There will be no car key or baggage drop.

All competitors MUST download even if they do not complete the course.

Runners must have covered legs. Whistles are compulsory. Cagoules may be made compulsory in adverse weather.

Participants to bring their own drinking water and ensure adequate hydration pre- and post-event.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the event although we encourage participants to bring their own.

The organiser and the landowner reserve the right to refuse entry to any participants who in their opinion may increase the risk to themselves or others of contracting COVID-19.

When travelling to and from the event, participants are advised to only travel within the same vehicle with others from the same household.


Nearest town: Widecombe

Directions / Parking

From Bovey Tracey take the B3387, after 600m bear left as the road turns right, following the Haytor sign.

Follow this road past Haytor following signs to Widdecombe. 8.8km from Bovey Tracey turn right following signs to Hound Tor / Manaton. Car parking is 2.7km from this turn off at the Hound Tor car park and will be marked with orienteering signs.

Registration & Start Times

Start Times 1030-1230 hrs. See entry details. Courses close 120 mins after last starter.

The personal data given at Registration will be used by the event organisers and their agents but only for the purpose of processing/publishing entries/results, conducting safety checks and as required by our insurers to validate our cover; and, managed within the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Your personal data may also be used, if requested, as part of the Covid-19 Track and trace service.

Course Information

This is a colour coded event. The area is exposed moorland and weather can be wet, windy and have poor visibility so please dress appropriately and run a course suitable to your ability.

Start and finish are within 5 minutes jog of the event assembly area and competitors are requested to stay in the car park area until they need to move to the start.

'Please use the marked crossing points on the map and observe the Out of Bounds areas'.


Contours at 5m intervals. Bagged maps.

Brown 7.7km 370m climb            Map scale: 1:10000
Blue 5.3km 250m climb                Map scale: 1:10000
Green 3.6km 140m climb             Map scale: 1:7500
Short Green 3.1km 100m climb Map scale: 1:7500
Light Green 2.9km 100m climb Map scale: 1:7500
Orange 3.0km 80m climb             Map scale: 1:7500
Yellow 2.2km 70m climb              Map scale: 1:7500
White 1.3km 40m climb                Map scale: 1:7500

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entries and Fees: Strictly Pre-Entry ONLY – no entry on day.

Entries will be limited to a maximum of 100 individual runners or family groups because of the pressure on car parking and the start area.  

Senior: £10.00
Senior Novice: £5.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

The Senior Novice fee applies to the Light Green, Orange, Yellow and White courses.

Students 21 and over: please contact for a £7 discount code.

Family group discounts on enquiry

Pre-entry is available online via up to midnight 7th February. When entering, you will be required to book a space in one of the 15 minute start blocks e.g 10.30 -10.45,  10.45 - 11.00. This is to reduce congestion in the car park and start to comply with our access agreement and covid guidelines. Please do try to arrive at the start within your allocated times."

Punching: SI. Card hire fee £1.00 per competitor. Lost card charge £30

“Hands free” will be enabled although hire cards will have to be traditional.

Pre-booked SI cards will be available at the download tent.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dawn Williamson 

Planner: Matt Atkins

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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