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Holne Moor, Dartmoor

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South West League (and Devon League) Event

Sun 14 Nov 2021

Info updated: 07th Oct
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland

Pre Event Information

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

17.9.21 Entries are now open! See http://www.racesignup.co.uk

This event forms part of the south west orienteering league and also counts towards the Devon league. For details please see the flier: Holne Moor

Acknowledgements: Access is by kind permission of Dartmoor National Park and the local landowners.

The map has recently been updated by Mike Wimpenny, Devon Orienteering Club. You can see a copy of  the map here and which illustrates the technical nature of the area: Holne Moor

Please note: It is Remembrance Sunday so the starts will not open until 11.10am

Terrain:  Dartmoor’s finest! Expect open moorland, that is at times rough and/or wet underfoot. There are complex areas of gullies, knolls and depressions from previous tin mining activities.

Facilities: Toilets.

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 (link here).

The area is very exposed and, considering the time of year and, unless the weather is particularly benign, it is likely that cagoules (with hoods) will be required to be carried.  Running in shorts is not permitted.

Dogs: As part of the access agreement, the landowner has requested that there are no dogs accompanying runners on their courses.

Location

Nearest town: Holne

Directions / Parking

Parking:GR: SX 694703
Postcode: PL20 6SE (Approximate)

Registration & Start Times

Pre-entry is via racesignup.co.uk. Pre-entry is required. Entries close on November 6th 2021. Starts from 11.10-13.00, and courses will close 15.00.

If you are a slower runner please choose an early start to ensure that you finish by 3pm. The Orange and Yellow courses will have their own Start almost opposite  the entrance to the car park.  All the other courses will have a 1300m walk to the Start.  All courses use the same Finish close to the car park.

Course Information

Regional event with a range of courses available: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow. 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: Mike Wimpenny

Organisers: Becca & Rich Jackson

Controller: John Moody

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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