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Missing Maps Project

Missing Maps

The Missing Maps Project was set up by the British and American Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontiers, and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to produce maps of vulnerable areas in the developing world that can be used to support humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

Quantock Orienteers would like to encourage orienteers to help with this effort as they already have the map awareness needed. The mapping is done using OpenStreetMap, which many members will be familiar with as we use it to create the base data for our Street Series maps.

Sat 23 Jan Read more…

New Lockdown Challenge

Lejog Route

Can the club run Land's End to John O'Groats and back again?

This Lockdown, QO is taking on a challenge. As a club, we want to run Land’s End to John O’Groats and back again. Well, virtually, anyway. We’ll add up all your runs during daily exercise, be that a visit to a permanent orienteering course in your local area, a quick trip to the shops and back, or laps of your garden.

Update: We made it to John O'Groats on 31/1/21- less than a month to do it!

Wed 6 Jan Read more…

Tier 4

From 31 December, Somerset enters Tier 4. Accordingly, we will be postponing our scheduled events. We will announce more information shortly...

For full British Orienteering rules for Tier 4 areas see https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5431

Wed 30 Dec

The Current Situation

Orienteering during Lockdown 2.0

As of writing this on the morning of 7 November, the government is allowing people to travel a short distance to do outdoor exercise. In fact, outdoor exercise is actively encouraged as long as you do it solo, with members of your household/support bubble, or as two individuals from different households.

British Orienteering has confirmed that in line with this, clubs can still put on events as long as they do not involve needing to meet up, are virtual (e.g. MapRun), and are open for at least 7 days (to reduce risk of crowding).



Sat 7 Nov Read more…

Newsletter Signup

If you want to be kept informed about orienteering in Somerset, please fill in the form below.

NB: QO and JOG members already receive these notices as part of their membership, so no need to sign up again.

Wed 2 Sep Read more…

New Permanent Courses

Adventure

We have a range of new permanent courses available, as well as a revamp of the information about older ones. Several have just for fun leagues so you can compare your times or scores to other. Check out our Permanent Orienteering Courses page for more information...

Mon 29 Jun

Printing Your Own Map

Map with Start

At normal events, maps are professionally printed to ensure high quality. Here we have some suggestions on how you can do the best possible job at home.

Mon 8 Jun Read more…

Crosslands

Orienteering: permanent course

These courses are from one of our Junior Orienteering Group events in Autumn 2020.


Sat 23 May Read more…

Lydeard Hill

Orienteering: permanent course

These courses are from one of our Junior Orienteering Group events in Autumn 2020.


Sat 23 May Read more…

Triscombe Stone

Orienteering: permanent course

These courses are from one of our Junior Orienteering Group events in Autumn 2020.


Sat 23 May Read more…

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