Devon Orienteering



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River Dart Country Park

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Info updated: 16th Mar
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Pre Event Information

Please note this is event is cancelled due to today's (16.3.20) government announcement. We hope to re-arrange at a suitable time in the future. 

Please read the Planner's notes provided in the flyer. 

For more info see flyer.


Nearest town: Ashburton

Directions / Parking

The ticket booth before the river will not be open.

Follow marshalls’ instructions in the main car park.

Go to the Reception office and buy a parking ticket -  £4 for 3 hours.

This is cheaper than normal.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from:  10.30 – 12.30   

Starts from:            11.00 – 13.00   

Course closure:     14.00              

Course Information

3 Score courses are available, for 3 different time limits and technical difficulty.

In each event, runners must go from the Start to the Finish, via as many mapped controls they can, in the time limit. 

Easy -      18 straightforward controls. Time limit 30 minutes.

Medium -  21 medium-difficulty controls. Time limit 45 minutes.

Long  -      27 technically hard controls. Time limit 60 minutes.

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:  £8  Seniors

                   £3   Juniors under 21 and students

                   £6    Family groups

                   £1    Dibber hire               

                   £1    Second runs

Contacts / Officials

Organiser           AlanSimpson

Planner              Guy Balmer

Controller/RA     Tom Lillicrap

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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