Devon League Event 2: Holne Moor
Sun 25th Nov 2018
Info updated: 30th Oct
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland
Pre Event Information
Join us for the 2nd Devon League event of the 2018-19 season on Holne Moor, an interesting area of moorland, with many technical features linked to former tin mining activity.
Nearest town: Ashburton
- Grid Ref: SX689709
- Postcode: TQ13 7SS
- Latitude: 50.52232
- Longitude: -3.85216
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Car parking will be in the Venford Reservoir Eastern car park (SX689709) with overflow parking in the Western car park (SX685713). If travelling from the A38, leave at the Ashburton turning (Peartree Garage) following the signs for Two Bridges. Follow signs from the Holne turning (SX721705).
Registration & Start Times
Courses close 14.30, at which point we will start to collect in the controls.
We ask that all competitors carry a whistle, and in the event of poor weather a cagoule may be required. Dogs must be under control at all times. There will be a portable toilet close to registration.
There will be a full range of courses from YELLOW to BROWN so this event is suitable for most ages and levels of experience. The nature of the ground does not support a white course. There is a 750m walk to the start… mainly uphill.
Course Distance Climb Controls
Yellow 2.5 km 30m 12 see separate note below
Orange 2.6 km 80m 12
Lt Green 3.4 km 85m 11
Short Green 2.9 km 80m 9
Green 4.4 km 140m 14
Blue 6.3 km 200m 15
Brown 8.5 km 300m 20
The longer courses experience the challenge of the numerous gullies and pits in the remains of the Ringleshute tin mine. There are many leats. The major ones marked as full blue lines on the map use the stream symbol in the pictorial descriptions, and generally contain running water. The minor leats marked as dashed blue lines on the map use the ditch symbol. These are mostly dry at this time of year. The black crosses on the map are vertical stone boundary posts, which might come in handy as a navigational aid in the mine workings ! Black circles on the map are hut circles which are not that obvious on the ground.
The yellow course uses ALL types of line features and a sheet detailing them will be available for the less experienced runners. A copy of this information can be downloaded here.
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
Punch type: SI
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Tim Gent ()
Planner: Steve Perrelle
Controller: 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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