Devon Orienteering


Knightshayes - Summer Series 1

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Info updated: 10th Jun
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland


Results: Knightshayes10.6.18


What a lovely, relaxed and sociable event! This was intended to be an informal event and that is what it felt like. It was good to see so many newcomers and families taking part, as well as regular orienteers, all getting a run in the sun and enjoying the challenges provided by Steve Perrelle's control setting. 

Thanks go, in particular, to Alan Knight and Philippa Bushell for their organisation, to Steve Perrelle for planning and to The National Trust for allowing us access to their estate. Many thanks also to the helpers and control collectors who made the day go so easily. 

We very much hope to see you all at the next of the Summer Series events, this time at Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter, on Sunday 24th June. Details are on the Events page of this website. The format will be the more traditional "line" orienteering, with Yellow to Brown standard courses on offer. As usual, beginners will be very welcome and help to get started will be on hand. For the more experienced orienteers, including those over 16, please note that the Haldon event is a regional event, so BOF ranking points should be available.   Bryan Smith

PS. I disqualified myself for not seeing the notices Steve had so carefully provided, whilst hurrying from SI duties to the Start. Mea culpa! 

Pre Event Information

Welcome to the first event of the Summer Series 2018. All ages and all abilities are welcome. This event, which is held in the lovely parkland of National Trust Knightshayes, will be based on a 'Score' format, where everyone has one hour to collect (visit) as many controls as you can.

Dogs must be under control at all times. In bad weather a cagoule may be required in addition to the usual whistle, which everyone must carry. 


Nearest town: Tiverton

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the main National Trust Knightshayes car park. Follow the brown signs to Knightshayes from Tiverton or the A361 link road (Satnav and the postcode will lead you to the wrong side of the park).

Please collect your parking ticket from the new machines (members park for free by scanning in their membership cards – otherwise £2 for 2 hour, £3 for 3 hours, £4 all day)

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 – 12.00
Starts 10.30 – 13.00
Courses closes 14.00, at which point we will start to collect the controls in.

Course Information

Score event, one hour to collect (visit) as many controls as you can.

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 fees: Seniors £8, Juniors £3, Dibber hire £1

Contacts / Officials

Alan Knight ()

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