Devon Orienteering


New Series of Mapruns!

Exeter Heavitree is the first.....

The next series of map runs start from Sunday 20th September.  In each case the map run will be open for two weeks before being archived to a different Maprun folder. The thinking behind this is to encourage people to get involved on a regular basis but keeping the asset available afterwards if anyone wants to use it.

We are opening up the Exeter Heavitree map run on Sunday 20th September with it staying open until the 3rd October 2020 and hopefully many of you will give it a go. Feel free to post how you did on the Devon OC Facebook page. 

See below for further information. 

The start and finish are in Heavitree Pleasure Grounds:  EX1 3DN.   You have 60 minutes to go from the Start to the Finish via as many controls as you can. Gain 20 points per control. Lose 10 points per minute - or part minute over 60.

Its on road parking but be warned… in places there are residents only rules in place from Monday to Friday so make sure you read the signs carefully.

As with all of our runs you will need to download the Maprun F app onto your phone and then access the event to download the map onto your phone as well. Always best done before you leave home.

Map run …. UK…. Devon…. Exeter Heavitree Maprun

Although it is possible to run using just the map on the phone we strongly recommend printing off a copy of the map: Exeter Heavitree MapRun

If its new to you or any aspect is not clear there is a KEY information page under Map run News on the Devon website: Key Maprun Info

A nice gentle introduction to Map run before you are launched onto Golden Dagger on the 4th October. Details of that one will be out in a fortnight's time.

General safety guidance for 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. 
  • Current social distancing guidance and other measures to limit risks associated with coronavirus should be followed. 
  • In more remote areas, consider the need to let someone know where you are going and alerting them when you are back.


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