Devon Orienteering


Caddihoe Weekend, Day 1, Hound Tor and Haytor

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Day 1, National Event and Southern Championships

Sat 17 Sep 2022

Info updated: 21st Jul
Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Moorland

Pre Event Information

This is Day 1 of the 2 Day Caddihoe Weekend. Day 1 is a National event, incorporating the Southern Championships. Day 2 will be a Regional Event. Both days will held on the Hound Tor /Haytor area.

Preliminary Details: Caddihoe Weekend 17th and 18th September 


Acknowledgements: The event is held with the kind permission of The South Devon Moorland Pony Club for use of their land at Holwell Lawn, Dartmoor National Park and Oxygen Conservation (Black Hill).  

Summary: The 2022 Caddihoe event will take place over 2 days on the Hay Tor and Hound Tor areas of Dartmoor. Parking and assembly will be located at Holwell Lawn which is approximately 4.5 miles west of Bovey Tracey.

Day 1 – Level B, will be a Long race to include the 2022 Southern Championships, and the 2022 South West Long Championships, and is a UKOL event.

Day 2 – Level C, will be a Middle race including the 2022 South West Middle Championships.

Certificates will also be presented for Caddihoe Weekend age class winners for total aggregate times over the two days for those who run in the same class each day.

Some parts of the area will be visited on both days, but all efforts have been made by the planners to avoid repetition wherever possible.

Terrain/Mappers notes: Both the Hay Tor and Hound Tor blocks are dominated by exposed moorland with tors, many rocky features and steep slopes. The vegetation is largely heather/bracken or moorland grass. There are extensive areas of scattered scrub trees, which are not shown. Large areas of gorse have been burned off this spring, leaving charred stubble, which may or may not be easily crossed. The map will be updated in the summer to show the current runnability.

In between these moorland areas is the Becka Brook valley, which is mostly forested with many marshes. As we have been asked to stay out of the marshes, courses may cross this valley, but will not have many control sites in it.

Facilities: Car parking and assembly will be located on reasonably level well drained grassed area with good access directly on to the area. A charge of £2 per day will be collected each day for parking, to be donated to the South Moorland Pony Club for use of their land.

Toilets will be provided.

Equipment suppliers Compass Point, and Podium Catering will be attending.

Campervans will be permitted in the parking area overnight on 17th September only, for an additional £5 charge as agreed with the Pony Club, to be collected in cash at the event. No tents allowed.

Temporary toilets will be on site, but there is no fresh water supply available.

If you wish to stay in your campervan it will help us to know numbers, so please inform the organiser by email in advance.

Dogs: Dogs are a sensitive issue for Dartmoor landowners with grazing cattle, sheep and ponies likely on all areas. Dogs are permitted in the parking field only and must be kept on leads. Dogs are not permitted on the courses. Owners should clear up after their dogs at all times.

Other users of the area / cattle: Participants are asked to respect other users of the area (vehicles, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, wildlife etc). There are also grazing animals which should be given a wide berth to avoid startling them.

Safety & Risk:  All competitors run at their own risk and must report to download before they leave the event area regardless of whether they complete the course or not.
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 (link here).
Prior to the event, if you display symptoms of COVID, are required to isolate or are otherwise feeling unwell then you are asked not to attend. Refunds will be given to those unable to attend for this reason.
Participants should bring their own water and ensure adequate hydration pre and post event.
Hand sanitisers will be available; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own sanitiser.
The area is exposed; therefore cagoules may be compulsory if the weather is poor. Running in shorts is not permitted. Devon OC operate a “No whistle, no go” policy, please come prepared.

The nearest Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is at Newton Abbot Community Hospital TQ12 2TS (open from 8am – 8pm 7 days a week).
The nearest A&E unit is Torbay Hospital TQ2 7AA (emergency department open 24hrs).


Nearest town: Bovey Tracey

Directions / Parking

Nearest town: Bovey Tracey

Grid reference: SX739783

Latitude: 50.59098

Longitude: -3.78172

What3words: putts.strict.shout

Directions: Approach Bovey Tracey from the A38 Devon Expressway, then follow the B3387 to Haytor Vale. Direction signs will be in place to turn north off the B3387 to parking at Holwell Lawn.

Registration & Start Times

From June to 31st July 22

Day 1 Senior/BOF - £15    Junior/BOF - £5     Day 2 Senior/BOF - £13    Junior/BOF - £4

From 1st August to 4th September  

Day 1 Senior/BOF - £17    Junior/BOF - £6     Day 2 Senior/BOF - £15   Junior/BOF - £5

Dibber hire £1.00 per day

To be eligible for awards in the Southern Championships you must be a member of British  Orienteering, and a SCOA, SEOA or SWOA member and compete in your E/L/A age class or run up (e.g.  a M40 can compete in M21, a M16 can compete in M18A, M20L or M21E). 

For the SWOA Championships only members of SWOA are eligible for awards.

As part of the entry process, you will be asked questions to clarify your individual association membership to demonstrate eligibility in each of the championship competitions.

Day 1 starts 12.00 – 15.00  Courses close 17.00

Day 2 starts 11.00 – 13.00  Courses close 14.30      

Course Information

Day 1 Course Lengths: Caddihoe September 17th 

All course lengths and details are provisional and subject to final controlling checks.

There will be limited EOD on each day to colour coded courses which will not be included in the championship results.

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

Entry details:

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Phil Beale 07837 793348 (before 9.00pm)

Planners:  Day 1 – Damian Wilson DEVON  Day 2 – Rich Jackson/Matt Atkins DEVON

Controllers: Day 1 – Ian Whitehead DVO   Day 2 – Andy Rimes & Rosie Wych QO

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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