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Introduction to Orienteering

At Ham Hill

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill

Millenium stone circle, Ham Hill
Credit: Derek Harper

Last edited: Wed 7 Aug 2019

On Wednesday 24 July Pete Akers and Tony Hext organised a CATI (come and try it) event as part of South Somerset’s Pop-up Museum and Activity Calendar.

Thanks to Tony Hext for the following report.

Tony H

Tony H
Credit: Steve Winkley


The overall event was to demonstrate the activities that Ham Hill is used for today, as well as its history, countryside, crafts and wildlife with something happening every day until the end of August.

We had a steady flow of family groups through the day, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and hopefully we will see some of them at one of our events in the future.

We gave everyone a couple of basic compass exercises and then sent them off on an Easy or Not So Easy courses using the Permanent Orienteering Course controls, which all completed successfully and were given a certificate and QO information pack.

Also successful was working with South Somerset District Council and thanks to Paul McNeill and Rachael Whaites for their help.

The next Orienteering event at Ham Hill is the QO Club Championship on Saturday 31 August.

- Tony Hext

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