Devon Orienteering


SWOA League Event 1, Devon League Event 2 and Kerno Forest League Event 2: Tavistock

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Whitchurch Common and Pew Tor

Sun 13th Oct 2019

Info updated: 16th Sep
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland

Pre Event Information

This is a moorland event. All ages and abilities are welcome .

This area is very exposed. In bad weather waterproofs must be worn or carried. (Where appropriate, further information will be provided at registration on the day of the event.)

Whistles are compulsory.

First aid will be available at registration.

A portable toilet will be available in the car park.

Dogs must be under control at all times and wormed within 3 months of this event. 

Please note the prize giving ceremony for the SWOA League 2018/19 will take place at this event outside the Registration tent at 1.00pm .


Nearest town: Tavistock

Directions / Parking

From Tavistock take the Princetown B3357 road, go past Moorshop to the top of Pork Hill and then into the Pork Hill car park on your right. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00 - 12.00

Starts 10.30 - 13.00

Courses close 14.30 at which point controls will be collected in

Course Information

A full range of colour coded courses will be available; details to follow. 

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 fees Seniors £10, Juniors £3, Dibber hire £1

The seniors entry fee includes a £2 donation to Dartmoor National Park, as DNP requests.  

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tim Gent, DEVON (

Planner: Mike Wimpenny, DEVON

Controller: Katy Dyer, BOK

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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