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Woodbury Common: Devon League Event 8

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Wheathill Plantation

Sun 04th Jun 2017

Info updated: 03rd May
Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland

Pre Event Information

This is the 8th Devon League event of 2016 -17.

Please see the event flyer here: Woodbury Common 04.06.17 Flyer

All ages, all abilities, all welcome.

The area is part of the East Devon Pebble Beds and consists of open heathland and mostly coniferous woodland. The network of many tracks and paths make it suitable for beginners. 

Help will be available to newcomers.

A toilet will be provided in the car park and public toilets are available in Flower Street, Woodbury Village. 

Dogs must be under control at all times. In bad weather a cagoule and whistle may be required.

Location

Nearest town: Woodbury

Directions / Parking

See the attached flyer for detailed directions. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10.00 -12.30

Starts:           10.30 -13.00

Courses close: 14.30

Course Information

Seven courses are available: White to Brown (1.5km to 8.5km).

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

Seniors: £8.00

Juniors (Under 21): £2.00

Sportident Dibber Hire: £1.00

2nd runs: £1.00 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Roger Green 01392 278512

Planner: Tom McMurtrie

Controller: Jill Green

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.

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