Commercial and organised activities

Model aircraftOrganised group activities, including events involving horses, cycling, running and orienteering may be allowed on the heaths, but a license and full insurance for the activity is legally required. Anyone interested in holding an organised or commercial event on the Commons must complete a request and indemnity form. These can be downloaded here. Activities are strictly controlled to ensure that wildlife and other users of the Commons are not adversely impacted.

A number of organisations hold long-term leases and licenses to use the Commons. These include the Royal Marines who undertake much of their military training across the Commons, and the East Devon Radio Control Club who have an airfield for model aircraft on Woodbury Common. IN addition, certain organised events are held annually under license. These include the Commando Challenge on Bicton Common.

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