Devon Orienteering


Holne Moor (League Event)

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Devon League Event No. 5

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Info updated: 21st Oct
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Moorland


Amended Result: Amended Results 28.2.15 - Yellow Course

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Results: Holne Moor 28.2.15

As a result of SI problems, one competitor (Tom Perry) was omitted from the results and actually was in second place. The corrected Yellow course result can be seen above.

Controller's Comments: This was my first time controlling & Eleanor’s first time planning but between us I think we just about got away with it! Eleanor did a great job for a novice planner, providing good courses with a few challenging legs. People seemed to come back satisfied with their run & we received some good positive feedback.
I think its good for the club to encourage members to have a go at planning. Each new person can bring a different perspective & ideas to an area, as well as broadening their own experience of orienteering.
Overall we were lucky with the weather as the rain held off till we had just about finished packing up. The wind however did get stronger as the day went on & Steve spent a good proportion of his time persuading the tent to stay with us! We did also have a minor technical blip with the computers which, although frustrating for the SI team, did not, I believe, detract from the orienteering it self.
Thanks to Steve & his helpers for organising. Also thanks to Tom, Alan & Andy for struggling with the SI!   Matt Atkins

(Caption competition: "I have heard of horses for courses, but never courses for horses!")

Pre Event Information

See flyer for details: Holne Moor

As with all Devon League events this is suited to all levels of experience and ability with courses to suit everyone. Orienteering is primarily a running event but you go very much at your own pace. If you have not tried the sport before there will be helpers and coaches available at registration to advise you.

If any school or youth groups are planning to come along it would be helpful if they could let the organiser know in advance with potential numbers so we can make sure we have plenty of maps.

Terrain: Open Moorland. Needless to say it could be cold as it is winter so bring suitable clothing both for your run and afterwards. Cagoules could be made compulsory if adverse weather. Map: A4 1:10000, waterproof. 

Toilets: There are no toilets at the event. The nearest toilets can be found at Newbridge.


Nearest town: Ashburton

Directions / Parking

Registration is on the South East (Holne) side of the reservoir at  Grid Reference: SX688709; Post Code: TQ13 7SS.

Leave the A38 at  the Peartree Cross junction on the A38 following the signs for Two Bridges junction. After crossing the River Dart) turn left following the signs to Holne and then Hexworthy.

It is likely that some cars will need to park in the car park at the opposite side of the dam with a 400 metre walk to registration.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10.00 to 12.30   Starts: 10.30 to 12.30 (courses close at 14.30) 

Course Information

This is a Level D Event with Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue and Brown Courses. 

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

We use an electronic recording system (SI) and if you do not have your own “dibber” they can be hired.

Entry Fee: £8 adults, £2.00 juniors. SI Card Hire: £1; Lost card £30;   2nd runs £1

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Eleanor Taylor          

Organiser: Steve Perrelle                

   Tel: 01803 401805   

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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