Devon Orienteering


MapRun: South Hessary, Dartmoor

From Sunday 1st November 2020

Our next maprun is aimed at experienced Orienteers in part of the Moor we rarely get to. It is not suitable for novices due to the exposed nature of the area.  This is real Orienteering….but without a flag to help. The Maprun will be available from Sunday 1st November to Saturday 14th November.

For more details see below. 

Course information:  This is a 90 minute Score course using the Princetown end of the Burrator area. Much of the area is short grass and very runnable with just a few areas where the grass is longer and will slow you down.

If you are fast and very confident you might get round in less than 90 minutes. However, we have given the extra time to allow those who are “enjoying it” the chance to stay out. You choose how long you are out there of course.

The map is at a scale of 1:10000.

Although I am no doubt teaching you to suck eggs….If the weather is poor then think twice about going out. It is exposed and summer has gone!.  Make sure you let someone know where you are and when you are due back and dress accordingly. 

Directions:  We recommend you use the parking spaces off the Whiteworks road running South from Princetown at SX 603711 opposite the track going down to Peat Cott.. Please park considerately if busy.  There are more places further down the road. 

Essential information: 

  • If you haven't tried MapRun before more details can be found on the website here:
  • This maprun can be printed off using the following link: Maprun:South Hessary
  • There is a phone signal etc at the parking spaces but it is sensible to download your course onto your phone using the Maprun F app before you arrive..  Do not think about running the course without a paper map… you will not be successful !
  • As with all our MapRun courses you are free to run these courses whenever you like, as many times as you like.  MapRun produces a set of results so you are able to compare your time and route with others.

General safety guidance for all individual Mapruns:  

  • Individual Mapruns are run at your own risk 
  • Each runner should make their own assessment of risks in the Maprun area, including terrain and weather, and how those risks are best managed.  
  • Be aware of risks associated with traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, and act sensibly 
  • Under 16’s should be accompanied or appropriately supervised, particularly where there are risks associated with traffic. (NB. The above Golden dagger course is not suitable for novices.)
  • Current social distancing guidance and other measures to limit risks associated with coronavirus should be followed. 
  • In more remote areas, visit the venue with at least one other "buddy" who knows the area you are in, when you leave for your run and when you are expected back. Alternatively let someone know your plans and alert them when you are back. Carry a whistle as well as your phone. 


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