Devon Orienteering


Saltram House (NT): Devon and Cornwall Night League

Sat 30 Jan 2016

Info updated: 01st Feb
Type of event: Local-(D), Night
Type of terrain: Parkland


Saltram Night Event 30.1.16 Results 


Planner's Comments

As I know the area very well, my initial thoughts were that this could be a good area for a night event. On receiving the map with all of the out of bounds areas I was not so quite so sure. After a bit of thought and consideration as to how I could come up with some challenging courses I used the OOB’s areas so there would be route choices to link the more technical areas. I think this worked out reasonably well. As was proved on the night, it was not quite as simple as I had imagined and I hope all that ran enjoyed the experience. Apologies to the 5 on the Green confused by the 12 rather than 2, one for me to check in future. 

Thanks to Nicholas Maxwell for permissions, checking the courses and suggested revisions, Roger Green for map revisions, printing and supplying, Alan Simpson for preparing and supplying the SI kit and also helping with control collection and my wife Sue for doing the registration and admin.

A big thanks to the Kerno crew for making it a worthwhile event.  Steve Edmonds

Pre Event Information

This forms part of the Devon & Cornwall series of Night Events. 

The pub we will meet at following the event will be the Union Inn Plympton, a cosy little real ale pub with a big fire. 

See attached flyer for event details: Saltram Flyer 30.1.16

Dogs must be under control at all times.


Nearest town: Plymouth

Directions / Parking

Venue: Saltram National Trust Property
Nearest town: Plympton
Postcode: PL7 1UH
Grid reference: SX525559

Parking information: Main car park outside Saltram House.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 17.30 -18.30

Entry times: 18.00 - 19.00

Course Information

The terrain is parkland including open fields, and woodland with a network of tracks and paths. Ideal for a 1st time night event and experienced orienteers.

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

Seniors: £5.00

Juniors: £3.00

Punch type: SI
Hire fee: £1.00

Contacts / Officials

Contact: Steve Edmonds
Phone: 01752 406519

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