Devon Orienteering


Devon & Cornwall Night League 6: Parke, Bovey Tracey

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Info updated: 02nd Mar
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland


Results: Parke 29.2.20


Planner's Comments: Thank you to everyone for coming. The evening ended up being clear and cold with only the odd shower. It had been a bit windy earlier so I was glad the event was not cancelled.  The nights are drawing out so a later event could not be fitted in this season.

A lot goes in to planning an event so I would like to say thank you to Roger Green for doing the printing and bagging of the maps and to Jim for checking tags and helping put controls out.

Although Parke is not a very technical area it is fine for a night or score event  and I hope I managed to give runners a good run around. There were a few route choices on the longer courses so I hope this gave something for people to think about.  

It is a shame about the large out of bounds areas but I seemed to get around this for this event.

Hope everybody enjoyed it. Robin Carter

This was the last Night event of the season; the long hot days of summer are on their way! Many thanks to Robin, Jim and all of the helpers for putting on the event. Thanks also to The National Trust for permission to hold the event at Parke.

Pre Event Information

Report from Robin Carter, Planner, below. 

Please see flyer for the Parke night event: Here

Terrain: Parkland and woodland

Facilities: First Aid at registration

Dogs: Under control at all times


Nearest town: Parke, Bovey Tracey

Directions / Parking

Location: Parke (National Trust) Bovey Tracey TQ13 9JQ   GR 805 785

Directions and parking: 

From A38  take A382 to Bovey Tracey and follow  brown tourist signs to Parke  car park

The A382 may be closed just before Bovey Tracey so please allow enough time to follow diversion or find your own way !

Parking free to NT members  £2 3 hours  £4 all day

Registration & Start Times

Registration: from 17:30

Starts: 18:00-19:00

Courses close: 20:00

Course Information

Courses information: 

Orange 2km  12 controls

Jade 3.5km  15 controls

Green 4.6km  19 controls

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

Entry details: Adults £5  Junior £3

Contacts / Officials

Planner:    Robin Carter

Organiser: James  Jackson 07983248007


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