Devon Orienteering


Devon Score event, Killerton

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Sun 27 Jan 2019

Info updated: 27th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland

Pre Event Information

2nd Update

Today’s Orienteering event at Killerton (National Trust) has been CANCELLED due to the forecast high winds (Posted 0830 hrs)

When predicted winds are in excess of 45mph it is standard National Trust practice for events to be cancelled.

We will explore whether the event can be re-scheduled for a date later in the year.

Sorry for any inconvenience –and many thanks to those helpers and event officials who have already put a good deal of time and effort into the planning and organisation of the event. 

Killerton Score 27.1.19 Flier  (All details are also listed below)

All ages and all abilities are welcome to this event will be held in the lovely parkland of National Trust Killerton. It will be based on a 'Score' format, where everyone has one hour to collect (visit) as many controls as you can. The more controls…..more points. There will be helpers to help explain what you need to do if you are new to this sport.

First Aid is available at registration.  Toilets are located in the carpark. NT Café for refreshments. Dogs must be under control at all times. 

Please note: National Trust have members free entry to grounds. Non-members will have a £2 charge. ALL PARTICPANTS MUST COLLECT A WRISTBAND before passing reception.


Nearest town: Killerton

Directions / Parking

Follow brown signs to Killerton National Trust property. Parking in Killerton National Trust car park. (Don’t forget to display parking ticket)

Competitors must collect a wristband BEFORE walking through National Trust visitor reception. This shows that you are attending Devon Orienteering Club event. Go through archway and follow signs to the registration tent.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 – 12.30
Starts 10.30 – 12.30
Courses close at 14.00, at which point we will start to collect the controls in.

Participants should be aware that there will be visitors to the house and parkland in the area. In bad weather a cagoule may be required in addition to a whistle.

Course Information

At Killerton we have delightful parkland terrain to run on, with a variety of open areas offering good route choice. This is a 1 hour (60 min) score event where you need to visit as many controls in the hour. You’ll get points for each control, but lose points if you fail to get back within the hour, the later you are the more points you’ll lose. Each control will have points allocated.

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

This event is to encourage new participants and has reduced entry fees. If a family is taking part primarily with one junior, and using one map, then the fee is only £3

Seniors £6, Juniors £3, Dibber hire £1

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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