Saturday, 9th December 2023

Easter in Cornwall

Due to the cancellation of the JK, Cornwall OC intend to offer some orienteering events during the Easter week. So for those people who have already booked a holiday in the county in anticipation of a festival of orienteering and for those who are still looking for something to do over Easter, here are the details.

As with all planned events at the moment, things may change in the intervening months!

Proposed Events

Saturday 3rd April - Colour coded at Penhale South.

PLEASE NOTE: Only residents booked into accommodation at Perran Sands Holiday Park may enter the Penhale event; this is due to a government Covid capacity restriction on the number of people on this site.

The link to the Perran Sands website is over on the right.

Sunday 4th April - Long Sprint at Cornwall College, Camborne.

Tuesday 6th April - Urban event, Falmouth.

Thursday 8th April - Colour coded at Mt Edgcumbe

All of these events will be run under BOF Covid-19 guidelines and Risk Assessment in accordance with government restrictions at the time. You will need to be prepared to comply with the BOF Participant Code of Conduct.

Penhale: Saturday 3rd April

An area of fixed sand dunes to the north of Perranporth. A real test for contour reading.

Courses: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Very Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow.

Starts: 1200 - 1430

Planner: Phil Newall; Controller: Simon Freer; Organiser: Graham Pring


The map was updated in anticipation of the JK being held here.

Cornwall College: Sunday 4th April

Courses: Long, Medium, Short

Starts: 1400 - 1530

Planner: Roger Hargreaves

Cornwall College

(Photo courtesy of Mark Lockett)

Falmouth Tuesday 6th April

An urban event in the historic town, home of the National Maritime Museum.

Courses: Long, Medium, Short

Starts: 1600 - 1730

Planner: Rod Allday

Falmouth Map Extract

Mt Edgcumbe Thursday 8th April

A country park in the far east of Cornwall overlooking Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar.

Courses: Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow.

Starts: 1100 - 1300

Planner: Ken George; Controller: Steve Beech; Organiser: Ali White

Mt Edgcumbe

(Photo courtesy of Mark Lockett)

Supporting events

There may also be some Mapruns available.


Entry will be on-line only via Fabian and is open now.

Note that because the Penhale event is restricted to residents, entry for that event is separate. For the other events you can enter as many as you like on the one entry form.

For the Penhale event click here Enter Online

For the other events click here Enter Online


We fervently hope that by April the current restrictions will have been lifted. However, should we have to cancel the events we will be offering a full refund.


There are several campsites and holiday parks in the area.

Cornwall Tourism

Perran Sands Holiday Park

Other links

Cornwall College, Camborne


Mount Edgcumbe

National Maritime Museum



Use our contact page and choose the subject Easter 21 via THIS LINK