Devon Orienteering


Knightshayes: Devon League Event 7

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Knightshayes (National Trust)

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Info updated: 01st May
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Parkland


Knightshayes results 30.4.17




Planner's comments

I hope everyone enjoyed their orienteering today despite the inclement weather! For people new to orienteering, Knightshayes is a good area to start as you can't get too lost! It was nice to see some new faces today, hopefully we will see you at our next event as well.

The longer courses today were quite hard to plan as the area isn't quite big enough for the recommended distances and the terrain is also not the most challenging technically. My idea was to give you lots of controls in quick succession with regular changes of direction which hopefully provided at least some test for your navigational skills! Thanks to Tim for organising and Steve controlling. Thanks also to John, Ruth & Ben for helping to collect controls, and also to everyone else who helped out today.  

Matt Atkins

Organiser's comments

A bit of a wet day but what a great location at Knightshayes National Trust property. We must have had about 80 people run today so well done for getting out to try Matt Atkins courses.

Steve Perrelle did a good job in controlling this event and so did all the many helpers to make it all such a success. I hope you all had a good day of it and to see so many young families giving it a go will be good for the future of our club. Indeed, it would be nice to see a few new people joining. On to the next event: 4th June Woodbury Common. See you there!

Tim Gent

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 

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