Devon Orienteering


Plym Woods (Come and Try It)

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Sat 14 Feb 2015

Info updated: 14th Feb
Type of event: Other
Type of terrain: Woodland

Pre Event Information

The National Trust are promoting their permanent courses and Devon OC will be there to place kites and coach participants


Nearest town: Plymouth

Directions / Parking

Patking at Plym Bridge, Plymbridge Road, Plympton, Devon, PL7 4SR

There is an 800m walk from the car park/ map issue to the Start.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.30am–3pm
Starts from 11am -3.30pm
Courses Closure 4pm

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green

Participants in this event are not covered by BOF insurance

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: £2 for National Trust permanent course map pack (4 courses included to chose from)

Contacts / Officials

Nicholas Maxwell

tel 01752 739040

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. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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