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Future Events

Sat 22 May to Sun 25 Jul
Taunton West (SEGOL)

Near: Taunton  more details...

Wed 26 May
Wiveliscombe (Street Series 4)

Near: Wiveliscombe  more details...

Tue 15 Jun
Taunton - Vivary (Street Series 5)

Near: Taunton  more details...

Sat 24 Jul to Sun 22 Aug
Quantocks Challenge 2021

Near: Taunton  more details...

Full list of all future events

Adrian Edwards

Adrian Edwards at OMM

Dear QO Members,

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Adrian Edwards, who has died aged 44 after a relatively short battle with cancer.

Adrian was not a frequent participant in Orienteering, instead preferring ultra-marathons to our ‘shorter’ events, but he enjoyed the camaraderie and banter, particularly of the summer relays.

His biggest contribution to QO perhaps came as editor for the club magazine, the QuOnicle. Adrian could effortlessly coerce event participants to write an event review or contribute technical training tips, often adding articles of his own and then collating the whole to create a rather magnificent and award-winning periodical.

Our thoughts are with his wife Alison and daughter Evie at this difficult time.

Roger Craddock (President)
Chris Hasler (Previous Club Captain)


Fri 7 May Read more…

​My MapRun Experiences

Roger Craddock (President)

Our President shares some of his tips and tricks...

During lockdowns (and trying to keep to guidance to exercise from home) I have used the many opportunities to ‘virtual’ orienteer in Taunton, Somerset.

I use the latest version of the app MapRun6 with smartphone and either GPS or QR code punching, or a Garmin watch with GPS punching, to vary my options.


Fri 7 May Read more…

Sun Blazing, Amazing at Blaise Castle

The run of glorious weather continued this Sunday with blue sky across Bristol. Seven members of Quantock Orienteers travelled the short distance beyond the boundary of Somerset to compete in this local BOK event. It was well supported with over two-hundred competitors.

Mon 26 Apr Read more…

Yvette Baker Qualifier 2021

National Junior Competition

The regional qualifier for the Yvette Baker competition is being held on Black Down in the Mendips on 16 May 2021. QO competes in the Trophy and we need at least 9 juniors to compete. Please could you fill in this form to let us know if you are going?

If anyone doesn't have their own SI dibber, the club can lend you one. Contact president@ to request one and he will let you know the number to include in the online entry.


Thu 15 Apr Read more…

Spring into Action

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Ready, Steady, O!

Here are some events to get you back into orienteering...

Ham Hill - Special
18/4/21woodland and open countrysidewhite-blue
Wellington - Street Series
29/4/21urbanlong and short score
Taunton West - SEGOL
22/5-25/7/21urbanage class linears

Why not get ready using one of our permanent courses?


Thu 15 Apr Read more…

QO Featured in SaxAlert

Sax Alert 187

Having seen the British Orienteering article on the Missing Maps Project, Graham Denny, the editor of Saxons OC's magazine got in touch for an interview.

You can read the result in the spring edition.

Thu 8 Apr Read more…

Easter Orienteering

Easter Egg Orienteering

Why not do a bit of Easter Egg O instead of the usual hunt?

You could make a course and hide eggs at the controls. Perhaps even make it a score course, with hard controls having more or better eggs.

Some of our families did a similar thing for Hallowe'een.

Mon 29 Mar Read more…