Devon Orienteering


CANCELLED Mutter’s Moor, Near Sidmouth

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Local Score Event

Sun 10 Jan 2021

Info updated: 13th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Forest

Pre Event Information

Event Cancelled. The event has been cancelled due to the latest lockdown arrangements (4.1.21). All competitors who pre-entered will have received a note from the Organiser, via Fabian4. 

Previous Information

This is our first event, post lockdown. Please note that, due to parking restrictions, this event is open to Devon Orienteering Club members only and is pre-entry only. 

Facilities: No toilet facilities are provided. First Aid available.

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’s Code of Conduct which can be found at: Safe Orienteering

Prior to the event, if you display symptoms of COVID-19, 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 this reason.

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 water and ensure adequate hydration pre and post event.

Hand sanitiser will be available; however, we encourage participants to bring their own. The organiser and the land owner 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.

Acknowledgements: Access is by kind permission of Clinton Devon Estates (Pebblebed Heaths Trust) & Tilhill Forestry 


Nearest town: Sidmouth

Directions / Parking

Mutters Moor is just off the coast road to the west side of Sidmouth. Parking will be in the car park at the top of Peak Hill. Grid Reference: SY 109 872 Nearest Post Code: EX10 0NW.

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

Registration & Start Times

Start Times 1000-1230 hrs   See entry details . Courses close 75 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 1-hour score event.

Control sites have been planned to the limit of the area. There will be plenty of path running but accessing most of the controls will require 'Orange' standard or above for anyone running on their own.

Scores will be 10 points per control, with a 10-point penalty per part minute past the hour. For those who succeed in visiting all controls (about 7.5km) the fastest time will be declared the winner.

The competition area is partly moorland with some areas of undergrowth with a good path and trail network and in addition we have access to Tilhill woods.

Maps: A4 Portrait 1:10,000 scale. Contours at 5m intervals. Bagged maps.

Start and finish are within 5 minutes 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 be considerate to other users including walkers, some with dogs, mountain bikers. 

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 50 individual runners or family groups because of the pressure on car parking.  As such entry will be restricted to Devon club members.

Individual Seniors £7.00  

Family Groups £7.00             

Juniors £ 3.00 

Pre-entry available online via  up to midnight 3rd January.  You will be asked to enter a preferred start time on the entry and on Monday 4th  January 2021 will be emailed  a confirmed start block   e.g 10.30 -11.00,  11.00 – 11.30   and so on as close to your request as is possible. This is to reduce congestion in the car park to comply with our access agreement. Please do try to arrive at the start within your allocated times.

Punching: SI. Card hire fee £1.00 per competitor. Lost card charge    “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: Steve Perrelle,  (Devon)  E-mail:

Planner: Carol & John Pearce (Devon)

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 .

Photography: Devon OC has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.
Read our photography policy.

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