I had a lot of fun out on Brown - albeit it highlighted my less than perfect orienteering skills.
Other than a wobble on the first control (which depression!!), things seemed to be under control until control 5. I thought the garden gate before the house was the marked road after the house, so I headed up the slope too early and got completely confused as to why the paths did not match. Like the initial errors I made at Braunton Burrows, I should have corrected much quicker as, in hindsight, I was clearly in the wrong place.
I overshot control 9 - not for the last time failing to see the contour feature I was looking out for but I quickly adjusted as there were too many pits.
I choose the brave/stupid route through the vegetation to 10 - tempted by the hint of a track that quickly disappeared. It was horrid, I fell into a pit covered in bracken and got diced up by brambles - miraculously though I did not lose any time getting to the control.
I enjoyed the boggy bit to and from control 15 - I actually felt in touch with all the features as I squelched through the bogs, but I was less of a fan of the climb out and made an odd route choice to 16 although it did not seem to have cost me much time.
Back across the road, I lost where I was on the path to 18 (again missing the contour feature I was looking for) - overshooting and struggling to correct quickly. My worst control!
The rest of the course went quite well - I was a bit hesitant to control 20 but only because I was not on the track I was expecting to be on (thankfully it was a good alternative route choice once I had realised my error).
I am happy with my result - possibly my best ever. I fell over more times than I would like to admit but it was enjoyable despite the challenge (and surprisingly muddy which I love).