Devon Orienteering


South West Middle Distance Championships: Braunton Burrows

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North Devon

Sun 19th May 2019

Info updated: 07th Apr
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland

Pre Event Information

Full details of this event, including all course information, are now available here: Braunton Flyer

Terrain: Complex sand dune system; mainly open and fast with some scrub; a few major tracks, but minor paths are often indistinct or temporary.

Map: 'Braunton Burrows South' Map updated Spring 2019 by John Pearce.

Facilities: First aid and toilet facilities in the registration area. Brimbles ice cream will be parked near the assembly area and will have drinks and flapjacks for sale.

Dogs: On leads in the registration area. Not allowed on the course.

Why not make it a weekend of orienteering?

Saturday 18th May.  Final event of the Quantock Orienteers Forest League (QOFL6)

For details see


Nearest town: Braunton

Directions / Parking

Crow Point car park at the southern end of the Burrows. Signposted from Toll Road at grid ref SS482350. There is a £2 charge payable at the entry to the toll road, per car.

Registration & Start Times

Registration:10.00 -12.00


Courses close:14.30

Presentation of certificates:14.30

Course Information

See the link to the flyer for all course information: Braunton Flyer

Start and finish: Both less than 400m from registration. Start times will be allocated in half-hour blocks.

Punching: Controls will be SIAC-enabled, except for Start and Finish, which will require conventional  dibbing. SI/SIAC Dibber hire is available (£1/£2) via Fabian4 and on the day.

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

SW middle championships should preferably be entered in advance through the Fabian4 website: 

Entry on the day will be available subject to map availability.


£12 (seniors) £4 (juniors) if pre-entered by 14th April

£14 (seniors) £5 (juniors) if pre-entered by 12th May

£14 (seniors) £5 (juniors) for late entry or EOD, subject to map availability

Family groups or pairs can enter on the day.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: John Pearce                    

Controller: Richard Sansbury QO

Organiser: Tom Lewis  07938764579 

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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