SOG A1Devil's DykeSat 08 September, 2018

What a view

What a view
Credit: Emma Chapman

Near: Brighton
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



Planners Comments - Steve & Jill Blount

Many thanks to all the club members (we counted 15) who helped with the event today.

Devil's Dyke provides the club with the opportunity to orienteer on the South Downs surrounded by stunning views. We hope you enjoyed it.

Steve & Jill


Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

SOG Series Info

SOGs are friendly club events where children and newcomers are very welcome. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Green and Blue courses are run or walked by any age group - you can race competitively or just enjoy the woodland.

There are two series of events - autumn and spring of approximately 8 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Brighton

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

From the A27 follow signs for Devil’s Dyke. Grid Reference TQ259111. Postcode BN1 8YJ. Parking £3.00 (NT members free with parking permit). Self parking, please park considerately.

Public Transport

Brighton train station then bus 77 to Devils Dyke Hotel.

Course Information

Yellow 1.4km (40m), Orange 2.5km (75m), Green 3.3km (110m), Blue 5.1km (250m), Score 20 controls.

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £5.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £6.00, Juniors £2.50. Extra maps 50p.

'Dibber' hire:
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.

Map Details

Yellow course 1:5000, 09/2017
Orange, Green, Blue courses 1:10000, 09/2017

Terrain Description

A Southdowns summit with steep slopes and panoramic views. A mix of rough grassland, woodland and scattered thickets/trees. The blue course will cross steep slopes and be rough underfoot in places.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed


Pub & toilet.


Leg cover recommended. This is a busy area used by dog walkers, mountain bikers and paragliders, please run considerately.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Steve & Jill Blount