Knightshayes (National Trust)
Sun 15 May 2022
Info updated: 16th May
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Many thanks to all of the key officials for their respective roles today: Malcom Hilton (Planner), Tom Lewis (Organiser), Andy Reynolds (Risk Assessor), Phil Beale (placing controls), John Pearce (Mapper) and Alison Reynolds (Timing). Thanks also to all of the helpers for their various contributions. Everyone seemed to enjoy their run and the Download area provided a relaxed space for people to get together before or after their run. Well done everyone!
Particular thanks, of course, go to The National Trust for permission to hold the event.
Pre Event Information
Event Details: Knightshayes
Pre-entry available online via http://www.racesignup.co.uk
- Courses are mostly in open parkland, making for very fast running.
- If the weather has been dry in the lead up to the event, and on the day, you may reasonably run in training shoes.
- Please only cross fences at recognised crossing points.
- Please ensure all gates are left as found as lambs will be in the fields.
Maps: A4 Portrait 1:7500 scale. Contours at 5m intervals. The map has recently been updated by John Pearce. (The map shown here is an earlier draft.)
Facilities: National Trust toilets can be used. First Aid available.
Please adhere to the British Orienteering’s Code of Conduct on Covid which can be found at: COVID Safe Orienteering
Nearest town: Tiverton
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: EX16 7RG
- Latitude: 50.92074
- Longitude: -3.48577
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
Directions / Parking
Entrance to estate at SS 9570 1456. Park in the main car park to the North of the house. National Trust members must bring their membership cards to get free parking (a window sticker is insufficient). Non-members will need to pay for parking.
Registration & Start Times
Start Times 1030-1230 hrs. Courses close at 1400hrs.
Start & Finish: Start and finish are within 2 minutes of the event assembly area, which is about 5 minutes from the car park.
Short 1.9km 60m climb
Medium 3.9km 120m climb
Long 6.8km 195m climb
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.
Entries and Fees: Pre-Entry preferred via http://www.racesignup.co.uk although there will be limited entry on the day.
Individual Seniors £9.00 Family Groups £7.00 Juniors £ 3.00
Dibber hire £1.00 per competitor. Lost dibbers will be charged £30
Punching: SI. SIAC will not be activated.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Tom Lewis Devon E-mail:
Planner: Malcolm Hilton (Devon)
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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