Upham’s Plantation, Woodbury Common
Devon League Event & East of Exe Schools League Event
Sat 6 Dec 2014
Info updated: 14th Dec
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Moorland, Forest
Organiser’s Comments: A fine sunny day without a breath of wind made for perfect conditions at Upham’s Plantation on Woodbury Common for this afternoon event. There was an excellent turnout of about 75 competitors, many of whom had come directly from the Reindeer Run that same morning at Otterton, making it a very full day. Conditions were generally firm under foot and the courses benefited from extensive new mapping that had taken place over several months to bring the area up to date with recent changes. I benefitted from excellent support from a long line of individuals who manned car parks, registration, starts etc. Above all, thanks to Adrian and Tim for giving me some useful pointers on what was my first foray in organising a day event.
Pre Event Information
Nearest town: Exmouth
- Grid Ref: SY 042862
- Latitude: 50.66649
- Longitude: -3.35765
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Registration & Start Times
Starting times: Registration opens at 1130 for 1200 starts. Last starts are at 1400 with courses closing at 1600.
Courses: Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue, Brown
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.
Seniors £7.00, Juniors £2.00, Family Groups £7.00 (but the Junior rate will apply if the children are the main participants).
A second map (e.g. for a family group or for a second run) will be £1.00 for any competitor.
Dibber Hire: £1.00
Contacts / Officials
Patrick Devine-Wright email:
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