Devon Orienteering


Knightshayes: Devon League Event 7

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Knightshayes (National Trust)

Sun 30th Apr 2017

Info updated: 27th Apr
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Parkland

Pre Event Information

This is the 7th Devon League event of 2016 -17. All ages, all abilities, all welcome. Please note revised date for this event.

Further details: Knightshayes flyer 30.4.17

First Aid at Registration. Toilets in National Trust café nearby. Please could National Trust members scan their membership cards at Reception.

In bad weather a cagoule and whistle may be required. Dogs must be under control at all times and on leads on or near driveway and when near livestock.


Nearest town: Tiverton

Directions / Parking

Location: Bolham, Tiverton. Postcode EX16 7RQ

From Bolham follow brown tourist info signs to Knightshayes.

Parking charges for all except NT members £1 per hour or £4 all day.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10.00am until 12.00pm   

Starts: 10.30am until 12.30pm

Courses close: 2.30pm

Course Information

White, 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

Entry details: Seniors £8  Families £7  Juniors £3  

SI hire: £1

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Matt Atkins

Organiser: Tim Gent 07735541751 

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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