Hire Pond dipping equipment

Pond dipping equipment is usually available to hire from the Discovery Hut from 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Due to Covid-19, we've stopped hiring these out for the time being.

Adults are responsible for supervising their children when they us the pond dipping equipment.

Once you have finished pond dipping, remember to return your kit to the Discovery Hut and wash your hands thoroughly.

Please leave a suggested donation of £2 per pond dipping kit.

Orienteering at Seaton Wetlands

Orienteering is a sport that combines navigating and walking/running. Your challenge is use the map to find 12 markers called 'control points' hidden around the Wetlands.

Take an introduction to orienteering guide with you so that you can complete the check points as your navigate the route.

The Map

Look at the colours, scale and symbols before you start. Use the main path network (you do not need to cross any ditches to complete it). There are areas to avoid marked with dark blue, light green or red hatching. Do not enter these areas.

You will find it easier if you orientate the map so that it matches the features on the ground. Keep doing this each time you change direction and identify the features as you go.

Take the Kingfisher map with you or purchase a map for £1 at the Discovery Hut (open 10am to 4pm, Saturday to Monday)

The Controls

These are marked on the map by numbered purple circles. When you get to each point you will find a red and white marker with a number and letter.

You need to check you have found the correct number and then mark down the letter in the box on your introduction to orienteering guide to prove you found it.

The finish

Once you have completed course go to the Discovery Hut to check your answers.

For more information about the sport go to

There are a range of orienteering routes in Seaton which the Wild East Devon team have developed in partnership with Seaton Devon. Additional route maps are available at Seaton Tourist Information Centre.