Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Killerton Park (National Trust)

RegionSouth West
ClubDevon Orienteering Club
Nearest townBroadclyst, Exeter
PostcodeEX5 3LE
Carpark locationBy road off Exeter to Cullompton road (B3181); from M5 northbound, exit 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit 28 Parking: free, 280 yards. Follow signs (do not go up drive to house)

Available Maps

Killerton Park (National Trust) Permanent Orienteering Course 

The course was refurbished in July 2015. It was checked on 30 June 2018 and the control posts and map are both in generally good condition and very usable. Please note the following:

Control 02 is missing and would be now inaccessible behind an electric fence. However, the site is clearly identifiable. The post for control 03 is now lying on the ground by the electric fence in front of the mapped control site. I could not locate control 26 - please let Devon OC know if it's still there and in the right place! All other controls are in the correct place, with the area around each site reasonably mapped. There has been some thinning work in the recent years, but this has not impacted the courses.

This is a National Trust property, and normal admission prices, times and conditions apply for access to the property. Please see the National Trust website for details.

Off Exeter-Cullompton road (B3181); from M5 northbound, exit 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit 28

Contact

Tel: 01392 881345
Fax: 01392 883112
Email: killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Entry Charges & Facilities

See the NT Website

Map Availability

From the ticket office on site for a small fee, or download from this site.

Courses

Course Controls Length
(km)
Difficulty Estimated
Time (mins)
Yellow 9 1.5 Introductory 30
Orange 13 2.4 Introductory 45
Lt Green 12 3.2 Moderate 60
Green 11 4.0 Hard 75
Score 31     60

Lengths of courses shown are in straight lines between controls, and the estimate of time is for a group walking around. Both will vary depending on your route choice and ability.

Devon OC welcome any feedback you have on your experience with the permanent course, you can find contact emails and information on other orienteering opportunities in Devon on the club website below.

For details about how to make the best use of Permanent Orienteering Courses, together with important safety considerations, see:

Devon Orienteering Club Website

Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.

Other Things to do in the Area

For details see: National Trust

Maps Available From

This portal or the National Trust entrance desk

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers