Devon Orienteering


Combestone Tor, Nr Hexworthy

Informal event

Tue 28 Jun 2016

Info updated: 25th Jun
Type of event: Local-(D), Other
Type of terrain: Moorland

Pre Event Information

Devon Orienteering Club informal evening event from Combestone Tor Nr Hexworthy.

Event flier: Combestone Tuesday 28.6.16

Come along and have a run out in a great area. Aimed at Club runners.

We have 50 places. If planning to attend an email to the organiser would be appreciated  

Next Informal event :  Haytor July 5th  same basis as above


Nearest town: Buckfastleigh

Directions / Parking

Grid Reference of car park is SX 670718.

Car share if possible as parking is limited and its sociable and eco friendly !!   No toilets.  Nearest at Venford Res.

Registration & Start Times

Courses open from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Controls will be collected in at 7.30 p.m.

SI controls  and  bagged maps  1:10000

Whistles required.

In bad weather a cagoule may be needed but sun has been ordered!

Course Information

Choose from one of 3 courses

Orange : TD3  4.2 KM

Short Tech: TD5(ish) 5.5 km

Long Tech: TD5 ish   9 km    

Lengths subject to final checks

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

Cost: Seniors £3 Juniors (under 21) £2.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/ Planner and bottlewasher: Steve Perrelle  

Safety checker: Tom Lillicrap

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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