Haldon: Devon League Event 9
Haldon Forest Park, Nr Exeter
Sun 25th Jun 2017
Info updated: 26th Jun
Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Woodland
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
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: EX6 7XR
- Latitude: 50.65145
- Longitude: -3.58129
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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
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 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.
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