Devon Orienteering


Devon League Event 5: Ashclyst Forest

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Sun 03rd Mar 2019

Info updated: 11th Feb
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland

Pre Event Information

This is Devon League Event 5 and is a Regional Level forest orienteering event. All ages and abilities are welcome.  A copy of the event flyer can be found here: Ashclyst 3.3.19 Flyer

Will Kromhout’s map of 2016 has been updated for vegetation and paths in winter 2017/18 and minor changes in January 2019 by John Pearce.

Terrain:  Hilly terrain with a mixed forest and many paths and tracks. Usually very muddy!

Facilities: First Aid is available at registration.  A portable toilet will be located in the car park.

Dogs: Dogs must be under control at all times.


Nearest town: Budlake, near Exeter

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Forest Gate Car Park.   From M5  Junction 29 follow signs to Exeter and then brown tourist signs to Killerton House and Gardens and B3181,  At the junction for Killerton House, continue north on the B3181 for approximately 400 metres. Turn right for Ashclyst (O signed from here.)

For a map showing directions, see the above ink to the event flyer. 

Forest Gate is at EX5 3DT (Nearest dwelling)

SX 999 995

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 – 12.00
Starts 10.30 – 12.30

Courses close at 14.30, at which point we will start to collect the controls in.

Course Information

Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange,  Yellow and White courses will all be available. 

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 fees: Seniors £10, Juniors £3, Dibber hire  £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Roger Green 01392 278 512

Planner:  Bryan Smith

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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