Devon Orienteering


Whitchurch Common

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Devon League Event 1

Sun 12 Sep 2021

Info updated: 15th Sep
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland


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Pre Event Information

See flyer, or below, for details:Whitchurch Common Flyer V2.

Come and enjoy the fine terrain and technical navigation that Dartmoor has to offer at this regional event organised by Devon Orienteering Club!    

Acknowledgements: Access is by kind permission of Dartmoor National Park and local landowners. 
Terrain:  Dartmoor’s finest! Expect open moorland, that is at times rough and/or wet underfoot, with rocky outcrops. It can be exposed to the elements. Pew Tor, Heckwood Tor and Feather Tor are all within the course area. 

Facilities: Please note that there will be no portaloo. The nearest public toilets can be found in Tavistock and Princetown.
Safety: Every effort will be made to ensure the event is safe for competitors, volunteers and the public. We ask that at all times you adhere to the government’s guidance on social distancing and follow the British Orienteering’s Code of Conduct.
Dogs: As part of the access agreement, the landowner has requested that there are no dogs accompanying runners on their courses. 


Nearest town: Princetown

Directions / Parking

Parking: The car park can be found on the B3357 between Tavistock and Princetown. 

What 3 Words: keener.youngest.seducing

Please note: Tavistock Triathlon is also taking place on the same day, with the cycling taking place on the streets of Tavistock, so it would be worth factoring in some extra travel time. If approaching from the south (A38), consider turning off the A386 at Yelverton and taking the scenic route along the B3212 to Princetown, before coming along the B3357 back towards Tavistock. 

Registration & Start Times

Pre-entry is now live at::

Pre-entry is preferred, however there will be limited EOD.  Registration will be open 10.00-12.30, with starts from 10.30-13.00, and courses will close 15.00. 

Course Information

Regional event with a range of courses available:

Course  Controls Length Climb
Yellow 10 1.9km 45m
Orange 11 2.2km 40m
Light Green 12 3.0km 50m
Short Green 13 3.1km 60m
Green 14 4.4km 65m
Blue 17 5.9km 140m
Brown 25 7.8km 220m

There will be no White course. 

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

Standard entry fees apply.
• £10 standard adult
• £3 juniors and students 
Punching will be using SI. SI card (dibber) hire will be available for £1.00. 

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Paul Glanville
Organisers: Beth Woodley/ Ky Aizawa   
Controller: Nicholas Maxwell 

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. If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns to our national governing organisation, British Orienteering, please email .

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