Devon Orienteering


Saltram House (National Trust)

Permanent Orienteering Course

Info updated: 30th Nov

Saltram House is a National Trust property on the Eastern outskirts of Plymouth. The house and gardens are open to the general public for viewing and are set amidst parkland, which includes woodlands, riverside walks, and land leased for farming. National Cycle Network 27 passes through the estate.


Admin Office Tel: 01752 333500
Area Warden Tel: 01752 333512
NT website

Entry Charges & Facilities

There will be a small charge of £2.00 for a map pack. Entry to the Saltram House and garden is not necessary.

There is adequate free parking in the car park. There are toilet facilities by the entrance to the house. There is also a play area for children, a cafe and NT shop

If you intend to take a large group orienteering, you are requested to contact the NT office prior to your visit to ensure there is not a clash with other planned activities.

Map Availability

From the NT shop/ticket office on site for a small fee (£1 per course set to cover printing costs)

Map updated

November 2010


Course Controls Length
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
White 8 1.3 Easy-Beginners 30
Yellow 10 2.5 A bit harder 60
Orange 11 3.7 Harder still 75
Red 16 4.8 Hard 90

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of time is for a group walking around. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

*Degree of Difficulty: On the White and Yellow courses, controls are on or beside a path or line feature such as a fence. As you move up to Orange and Red some of the controls will be a little further away from a path etc. All controls should be visible if you are within 10 metres of them, and none are hidden.

Safety Considerations for Individuals and Groups:


Nearest town: Plymouth

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POC marker post,

POC marker post

Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.