|Club||Devon Orienteering Club|
|Carpark location||Saltram House|
Saltram House (National Trust)
Permanent Orienteering Course
Info updated: 29 July 2018 - the course is in good condition and very usable. See below for details.
Saltram House is a National Trust property on the Eastern outskirts of Plymouth.
There are toilet facilities by the entrance to the house. There is also a play area for children, a cafe and NT shop
If you intend to take a large group orienteering, you are requested to contact the NT office prior to your visit to ensure there is not a clash with other planned activities.
From the NT ticket office on site for a small fee (£2 for a complete set of courses and a sheet providing introductory help)
November 2010. When checked in July 2018, the map still remains good. The area around the car-park has changed a little, but the posts near here are still correctly located.
|Yellow||10||2.5||A bit harder||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.
*Degree of Difficulty: On the White and Yellow courses, controls are on or beside a path or line feature such as a fence. As you move up to Orange and Red some of the controls will be a little further away from a path etc. On the Orange and Red courses in particular (and occasionally on the Yellow) the control posts are not necessarily easy to see directly from the paths. Read the control descriptions carefully! Note the control circles on the map are not always precisely centred on the location of the control.
Please note the following, following my check in July 2018:
There is no start/finish post
I did not locate control 8 on the Red course, as its location was overgrown and difficult to access. The post is probably still there, but I could not be sure.
Control 15 on the Red course is missing, but the control feature (a seat) is clearly locatable.
For details about how to make the best use of Devon's Permanent Orienteering Courses, and safety considerations, see:
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
The house and gardens are open for viewing (National Trust) and are set amidst parkland, which includes woodlands, riverside walks, and land leased for farming. National Cycle Network 27 passes through the estate.
Maps Available From
There will be a small charge of £2.00 for a map pack from the ticket office at Saltram House. Maps of the courses at nearby Plymbridge Woods are also available here. You can also find the maps for Saltram on the National Trust website if you search for "Saltram Orienteering".
- Wheelchair accessible
- White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
- Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience