Devon League Event 1: Haldon Forest
Sun 01st Sep 2019
Info updated: 09th Aug
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest
Pre Event Information
This is a forest orienteering event. All ages and abilities are welcome. There are many facilities available for a great day out. Haldon Forest Park has many well marked tracks. Participants should be aware that there will be mountain bikers in the area
Dogs must be under control at all times. In bad weather a cagoule may be required in addition to the usual whistle, which everyone must carry. First Aid is available at registration. Toilets are located near the cafe.
Nearest town: Exeter
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: EX6 7XR
- Latitude: 50.65289
- Longitude: -3.58543
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Directions / Parking
Take the A38. Leave at the top of Haldon Hill near Exeter Race Course following signs to Haldon Forest Park. Go past the entrance to Haldon Forest Park and shortly after car parking is on your right.
Registration & Start Times
Registration 10.00 – 12.00
Starts 10.30 – 13.00
Courses closes 14.30, at which point we will start to collect the controls in.
White 2.1 km and 40 m climb
Yellow 2.1 km and 60 m
Orange 2.9 km and 85 m
Lt Grn 3.2 km and 100 m
Sht Grn 2.9 km and 105 m
Green 3.6 km and 140 m
Blue 5.8 km and 185 m
Brown 7.4 km and 265 m
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 fees: Seniors £10, Juniors £3, Dibber hire £1
Contacts / Officials
Organisers – Dawn Williamson () and Paul Bloch
Planner – Steve Perrelle
Controller – Bryan Smith
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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