Devon Orienteering


Devon League Event 3

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Ashclyst Forest, Exeter

Sun 8 Dec 2013

Info updated: 21st Oct
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest


Results Ashclyst Forest

Route Gadget Ashclyst Forest

-and some photographs of the event below.


What a great sunny(ish) day. Well planned courses by Nick Hockey and controlled by Dave Bramley. My first time as organiser for a league event and it all went very smoothly thanks to my many helpers and all the club members who added their skills. A large turn out with many new faces. A few more members for the club I hope. Access was arranged by Nicholas Maxwell from the National Trust. Dave Bramley has bought 50 whistles which will be on sale at our other events so all runners can carry one for each event (a good idea), only 50p each.

 Anybody who would like to help out the club by organising one of the club events please contact myself or Nicholas Maxwell and we can go through some dates to suit.

Soon be the Christmas event on 27th December!

Tim Gent

Organiser and Fixtures Secretary

Pre Event Information


Nearest town: Ashclyst Forest, Nr Budlake, Exeter

Directions / Parking

Off the B3181 north of Broadclyst, just past the Killerton turn, Ashclyst is signed to the right.

Keep right at 2 road junctions and the Forest Gate car park is on the left.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 until 12.30 

Starts 10.30 until 13.00

Courses close 14.30

Course Information

6 courses

Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue, Brown

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

On the day entry only.

Seniors £6  Juniors £1.50

Dibber hire £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Tim Gent 07735541751

Planner   Nick Hockey

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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