The traditional day to get outside for a family adventure
Why not work off the Christmas turkey and pud on a Permanent or Virtual (GPS/Smartphone) Orienteering Course during the festive season?
Whether you are visiting family, friends, or staying at home find a Permanent Orienteering Course near you and explore somewhere different. Just download a map and enjoy a family adventure together this festive season.
It is with sadness we hear that Tim passed away on 8 December 2021 after a long illness.
The UK Orienteering League has reached it’s conclusion for 2021 with the Southern Championships being held last week. For those unfamiliar with the league, the purpose is to find the top competitors in their age classes over the course of a season comprising of a variety of course and terrain types.
Our fixtures for next term's JOG are coming together...
Over the last month, QOs have taken part in events across the South West - a league event in Lanhydrock, a city race in Salisbury, the November Classic in New Forest and another league event at Holme Moor in Dartmoor.
Many of us use Routegadget to analyse our runs and compare them to other people trying the same course. But did you know that all MapRun events and permanent courses automatically upload your track to a special Routegadget page?
That means that every Street Series course and every GPS or QR punching JOG course has its own Routegadget page. For linear courses you can also compare splits.
There are even Permanent Orienteering Courses with this functionality! You can try them out in your own time, perhaps even do them several times and compare different route choices.
Our JOG series may have ended for the year, but we have plenty of permanent courses you can use to keep up your orienteering skills and enjoy getting out into nature.
Some are traditional courses where you write down the letter or number on a wooden post. Some are tracked by GPS on your smartphone. And some you scan QR codes to prove you've been to each control.
Check them out here...
One member is now in her third team t-shirt. Good job we've just put in an order to restock our supply!
This February we are planning a weekend of orienteering. Three events over two days.
We start on the Saturday with a special event in the centre of Bridgwater. Then in the evening we have one of our Street Series events in the east of Bridgwater. To finish off, Sunday brings a regional heat for the CompassSport Cup/Trophy.
Final details can be downloaded here if you prefer to print a hard copy.