Forest League 2023/24 Series Info
Our league events are open to all, beginner or experienced orienteer, young or old and there are colour-coded courses suitable for all.
We have six of these events a year and together they form the Forest League (QOFL). The series starts in the Autumn and continues at approximately one event per month until the spring.
Please note that for the 2023/24 season, all our league events will be Regional events (Level C).
Anyone can get a result for an event, but for it to be included in the league scoring you have to be a member of a British Orienteering affiliated club at the time of entry.
Events list for Forest League 2023-24
Code of Conduct
Please make sure you have read and comply with the Participant Code Of Conduct and, if applicable, the Parent Code Of Conduct.
Directions / Parking
From M5 (Jn28), take A373 towards Honiton. Just after Keepers Cottage Inn, turn left and follow signs to the Forest Glade Holiday Park. Follow ‘O’ signs in Park. Parking will be in a level field.
The Forest Glad shop will be open for hot and cold drinks, and freshly baked pasties and sausage rolls and they are happy to take orders for these.
We suggest placing an order as you enter the campsite to be sure of availability.
There will be a cash collection for the Devon Air Ambulance service instead of charging a parking fee.
Registration, start and download in the parking field.
Finish is 100m from the parking field.
Thank you to Andrea Gosling, Forest Glade Holiday Park for the use of the parking field, toilets, and café.
|Course||Linear distance (km)||Climb (m)|
There are two map formats:
- Brown, Blue, Green – A3 1:7500
- Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White - A4 1:7500
The longer courses (Green, Blue and Brown) will cross a minor road. Road crossings will be manned, but only competent under 16s will be allowed to enter the longer courses unaccompanied.
A large proportion of the courses will be on fairly level ground but where there are hills they are steep!
The warm damp summer has meant that significant vegetation (bracken) is hanging on. However this can be avoided with suitable route choice. Ticks are likely in this area so please take precautions and check afterwards. Full body cover mandatory.
Punching is SI & SIAC Contactless
Unfortunately we are not able to supply a string course.
The Club have not been charged for use of the area, but has made a donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Service.
Dog walkers, horse riders, walkers all use the area. Please be considerate. Warning notices have been displayed.
Provisional results will be put up on the website on Monday, 9th October.
|Class||Pre-entry||Late / On the day entry|
- Junior - anyone 21 years or younger at the time of the event, regardless of the course they are running.
- Senior novice - an adult running White, Yellow or Orange.
- Group - all going round a course together, two maps provided.
Entry will remain open on RaceSignUp until midnight on Friday, 6th October. EOD available (£2 extra) as long as maps last.
A standard SI dibber can be hired for free (or £2 for a contactless SIAC dibber). Failure to return it will incur the cost of a replacement (£30 for SI, £60 for SIAC).
Please note that if you enter on the day you run the risk that we have run out of maps for your preferred course.
Please consider buying a pack of pre-entry credits in advance. This costs you the same but saves the club a lot in credit card fees.
Registration & Start Times
Registration from: 10:30 (helpers from 10.00)
Start times from: 11.00 to 13.00 (helpers can start from 10.30)
Pre-entries have selected a start period. Please try to keep to these and remember to punch at the Start and Finish (a punching Start).
Courses close: 14:30 (when controls will be collected)
Start is next to registration in parking field
Dogs allowed on leads
The campsite toilets are available on the left on the way through the Park. Continue on past the Camp Shop to the parking field.
Trophy & Certificates Presentation
Trophies from 2022/23 QOFL season should be returned to Registration.
These can be presented to 2023/24 QOFL winners who were not able to attend the AGM. Certificates for leading 3 places on each course are available.
||depends on weather
|U16 accompanied by responsible adult
|reflective clothing required
Junior courses (A4 maps) should head North to the road where there will be marshalls at the road crossings. Seniors should head North or return to the road crossings if they have crossed it. First Aid will be at Registration. Nearest A&E Hospital is Musgrove Park, TA1 5DB. Tel 01823 333444
- 29/09/23 - Final details
- 28/09/23 - Road crossings will now be manned and the Forest Glade shop is offering hot food
- 24/09/23 - Change to the course map sizes now they are confirmed
- 19/09/23 - Updated with details from organiser and pre-entries link
- 17/09/23 - Added course information
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Ray Toomer
Controller: Andy Reynolds (DEVON)
Organiser: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mapper: Andy Rimes