Devon Orienteering


Wheathill Plantation, Woodbury Common

Day and Night Event

Sat 25 Jan 2014

Info updated: 28th Jan
Type of event: Local-(D), Night
Type of terrain: Woodland


25.1.14 Wheathill Plantation Results

Organiser’s Comments

A great winter’s day was had by all. A lot of families turned out which made the registration team work hard but was good to see all going around together on Woodbury Common. Plenty of individual orienteers turned out to give it their best with some finding the harder courses quite challenging, especially at night. Once again I thank all my helpers. Barbara for Planning, Roger for Controlling and Alan Knight for once more helping to clear up once the event was over. I hope you have been taking notes Alan for when you Organise the Relays!!

Tim Gent

Pre Event Information

Come and try it event


Nearest town: Wheathill Plantation, Woodbury Common.

Directions / Parking

Wheathill Plantation Car Park, Woodbury Common

Registration & Start Times

Register on day only.

Start 2pm until 3.30pm. Course closes 4.45pm.

Night event starts 5.30pm until 7pm. Course closes 8pm.

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Red.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tim Gent 07735541751

Planner: Barbara Keenan

Safety and Risk

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