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South West League

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A depression in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire

A depression in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire
Credit: Chris Talbot

Last edited: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Many QO members will be familiar with the grand old forest at Savernake, the next destination on the 'Galoppen' circuit. It was the showpiece venue for the national juniors competition (the Yvette Baker Trophy), as it is this year.

It'll also count towards the SW league.

League tables after 5 events

These events are bigger than our QOFLs (Local 'forest' league) but still on a human scale and have toilets and often traders present.

See what lies in store for you throughout the season in our handy calendar (below). Venues vary from runnable forest, open hillside, moorland and mixed New Forest terrain.

On some of the better terrain in the South West, you get to rub shoulders with some of the best runners over nine events, from autumn to spring.

Between 10 and 20 QO members usually go and car sharing is popular amongst this group.

Pre-entering on Fabian 4 guarantees you a map but not all clubs offer this facility.

DateVenue, (Organising club)Information
14 Oct 2018Dartmoor: Golden Dagger (DEVON)Website/ results
28 Oct 2018Hamptworth Estate, New Forest (SARUM)Review
18 Nov 2018Inside Park, Blandford Forum (WIM)Results,
Report,
League tables
20 Jan 2019Forest of Dean: Blakeney Hill, nr Lydney (NGOC)Results
League tables
10 Feb 2019Brendon Hills: Croydon Hill Deer Park (QO)Results & reports
24 Feb 2019Cornwall: Craddock Moor / Bodmin Moor (KERNO)Report
7 Apr 2019North Wiltshire: Savernake Forest, nr Marlborough (NWO)
Map.
5 May 2019Cranborne Chase, Dorset: Rushmore Estate (WESSEX)Details,
Map
12 May 2019Mendips: Wavering Down (Bristol OK)Details,
Map

Events are often re-arranged: always double-check details on the BOF or organising club's website before making plans.

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"Galoppen"

It's a Swedish word- but what does it mean? Is it

1) A gallop?

2) A gallop, but open to all?

3) An 'open gala' (or lavish social event)?

4) A regional league?

5) A type of elk particular to Swedish forests?

6) Who cares - lets go anyway

Please cast your votes now.


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Craddock Moor mine, Cornwall

Craddock Moor mine, Cornwall
Credit: Derek Harper

Croydon Hill

Croydon Hill
Credit: Steve Winkley

Blakeney Hill, Forest of Dean

Blakeney Hill, Forest of Dean
Credit: NGOC Routegadget

Inside Park- or more accurately, Inside Fields!

Inside Park- or more accurately, Inside Fields!
Credit: WIM Routegadget

Hamptworth Estate

Hamptworth Estate
Credit: Peter Beaven

Tinners Gullies at Birch Tor, nr Golden Dagger (DEVON)

Tinners Gullies at Birch Tor, nr Golden Dagger (DEVON)
Credit: Alan Hunt

Golden Dagger Dev

Golden Dagger Dev

Rushmore, Cranborne Chase

Rushmore, Cranborne Chase
Credit: Wessex Routegadget

Wavering Down, from Crook Peak (Mendips)

Wavering Down, from Crook Peak (Mendips)
Credit: Derek Harper