Devon Orienteering


Haldon: Devon League Event 9

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Haldon Forest Park, Nr Exeter

Sun 25th Jun 2017

Info updated: 26th Jun
Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Woodland


Haldon Forest results




Pre Event Information

This Level C (Ranking) event is the 9th Devon League event of the 2016-17 season.

All ages, all abilities, all welcome. We are looking forward to running again in an area that has been re-mapped by John Pearce following storm damage several years ago.

Haldon League event No. 9 flyer

Dogs must be under control at all times.

In bad weather a cagoule and whistle may be required. 


Nearest town: Buller's Hill, Haldon

Directions / Parking

From A38 Southbound - at the top of Haldon Hill, take the Exeter Racecourse/Dunchideock exit and take the second exit at roundabout. 

From A38 Northbound - at the top of Haldon Hill, past the American Diner on left take  the Exeter Racecourse/Dunchideock exit left and turn left at T junction. 

Pass Haldon Forest Park on left and enter signed parking area on right.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10.00 – 12.30
Starts: 10.30 - 13.00
Courses close: 14.30

Course Information

Eight courses, suitable for a range of ages & abilities: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow and White.

Seniors £8, Juniors (under 21) £3

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 on the day

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jon Croome Email:

Planner: Wilf Taylor

Controller: Bryan Smith

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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