Devon Orienteering


Mutter’s Moor: Devon League Event 3

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Sun 04th Dec 2016

Info updated: 08th Dec
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest


Results: Results 4.12.16 Mutters Moor

Route Gadget: Routegadget Mutter's Moor

Splitsbrowser: Splitsbrowser Mutter's Moor 


Planner's Report: 

This was the first event I have planned and although I know Mutters Moor well, I found it quite challenging.

The eastern slopes are thick with brambles, so I avoided this area completely. Much of the heath is gorse. The western area has been thinned this summer so had changed from the previous map. I tried to site controls in the better areas so this resulted in the courses being squeezed through some narrow corridors. I also used short legs to try and avoid too many track runs. I hope it was not too congested out there and that you managed to avoid the worst of the prickly stuff.  

Thanks to:

  • John Pearce for his work updating the map and putting the courses onto OCAD
  • Peter Grierson for organising the event
  • Robin Carter for controlling me
  • All those who collected controls, there were none for me to get!

I hope you enjoyed running as much as I did planning.  James Jackson 


Great event today - particular thanks to James, Robin and Peter for their leading roles and to all of the helpers.

And see attached a few photographs of the event. 

Pre Event Information

This is the third Devon League event of the season.

For details see the flyer here: Mutters Moor Flyer 4.12.16

All ages, all abilities, all welcome!

In the event of bad weather, a whistle and cagoule will be required.

Dogs must be under control at all times.


Nearest town: Sidmouth

Directions / Parking

Directions: Go along Pinn Lane, Sidmouth to car park.

Venue: Peak Hill Car Park, Nr Sidmouth

Grid Ref: SY 108873

Postcode: EX10 ONN

Parking: Peak Hill Car Park

Nearest toilets at Connaught Gardens Sidmouth,300m from Peak Hill Car Park

Registration & Start Times

Registration from: 10.00

Starts from: 10.30 - 12.30

Course Closure: 2.30

Course Information

7 courses: Brown, Blue, Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow and White.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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

Cost: Seniors  £8, Juniors (under 21) £3

Punch type: SI   Hire fee: £1.00

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Peter Grierson


phone: 01404 814593       

Planner: James Jackson      

Controller: Robin Carter

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