Devon Orienteering


South West Lakes Trust Celebration Day

Come-and-try-it event plus MazeO and Reservoir circuit score event

Sun 6 Jul 2014

Info updated: 08th Sep
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Woodland


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Pre Event Information

South West Lakes Trust Event Flier

This event is part of the South West Lakes Trust Celebration Day and a chance to see the new "Burrator Discovery Centre".

Yellow and orange courses will be available for newcomers (some road crossings).

A score course will be available for more experienced orienteers and runners.

There will be an orienteering maze by registration.

SWLT Burrator Celebration Day Poster


Nearest town: Burrator Lodge, Burrator, Yelverton

Directions / Parking

The parking arrangements are organised as part of the Celebration Day.  There are other activities going on and the popularity of the Day will no doubt be influenced by the weather.  There is the usual public parking north and south of the road junction which crosses the dam.  The main Celebration Day parking is further north by the roadside after passing Burrator Lodge and a field on the right hand (eastern) side.  If that parking becomes full, there is a car park at Lowery Cross grid ref SX547693 about 0.7km along a narrow road above Burrator Lodge.  Look out for competitors and walkers from the car park if driving up that link road.  Please note that the car park can also be reached direct from the B3212 - east of Dousland.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and starts are next to Burrator Lodge (north side).

Starts from 11am until 3:30pm (3pm score)

Course Information

Yellow, orange, score and Maze

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 on the day  - adults £3, juniors £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/ Planner:  Nicholas Maxwell

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