Mutters Moor (League Event & Schools’ League)
Devon League Event No. 7 & East of Exe Schools League
Sun 14th Jun 2015
Info updated: 16th Jun
Type of event: Local-(D), Schools
Type of terrain: Forest
Well done to Michelle, Tim and all of the Mutters Moor helpers: results below.
It was a great day on Sunday with good weather and a very full car park. We have not needed to use the overflow car park field before in my memory so that was new! A lot of young people and newcomers is a good sign for Devon Orienteering Club and running out of maps on the shorter courses points towards the younger element on the day. We did recycle some maps though to give orienteers opportunities to do extra courses. A very busy day for the helping team and myself. Barbara and Harriet set up the string course which kept some of the younger orienteers interested although sheep tried to eat some of the string! Cakes were sold by Jill and Roger Green in support of the Save the Exeter Arena Field campaign . At the end of it all I and my helpers were quite exhausted.
Thanks to all who supported this event and my grateful appreciation for my helpers, controllers and Michelle for planning such excellent courses. Tim Gent
Pre Event Information
Dogs must be under control at all times.
Nearest town: Sidmouth
- Grid Ref: SY108874
- Latitude: 50.67802
- Longitude: -3.26348
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Parking Mutter's Moor car park and field opposite.Along Pinn Lane , minor road between Otterton and Sidmouth.
Registration & Start Times
Registration between 10am and 12pm
Starts 10.30am until 12.30pm
Course closes 2.30pm
Course White , Yellow , Orange , Light Green , Green , Blue , Brown.
White course includes sad and smiley faces.
There is also a string course run by Barbara and Harriet Keenan
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 on day only.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser Tim Gent email
Planner Michelle Spillar
Safety and Risk
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