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South West summer relays

Finale at Killerton House

Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

Kieron Hands Over To Andrew

Last edited: Thu 19 Jul 2018

The last relays of the series is Devon's, set in the landscaped grounds of Killerton House NT. We have teams pre-entered but there will also be entry on the day available to individuals to run a score event Devon OC say is 'great for newcomers and improvers'.

Car sharing is encouraged and half price entries are available.

To see who's registered their interest for each event, see this link to our Doodle poll.

Form or join a team

Besides forming a team via our club captain, individuals can always get together and form their own teams. As long as it's registered in QO's name, you can apply to the treasurer for the club to cover half your entry fees. Some families used this approach last year. Don't worry if you're not very fast or great navigationally- the terrain isn't always that technical and all sorts take part!


Dinton Park

Dinton Park
Credit: Sarum OC

The series



Date [BOF details]Venue [Maps]Organising club [event page] / Closing date
10 JuneShaw Forest Park, Swindon (NWO)Results, Article, Photos
17 JuneWarmley Forest Park, Bristol E Results, Article, BOK website
23 June
Fyne Court Quantock
1 JulyHyde Common, New ForestResults
8 JulyDinton Park, nr SalisburySummary results, Detailed results
Article, Article 2
15 JulyUpton Country Park, PooleWessex, Results, League, Article
22 JulyKillerton NTDevon

The Lakes 5 Days festival that two dozen QO are going to is on the Sunday (29 July) that follows the last relay.


There are seven relays to look forward to, held throughout the South West in anything from landscaped school grounds to open moors.

All relays are on Sundays, except for our relay which is on a Saturday. Sometimes relays have a BBQ or social afterwards.

Click on the date for more information on the event.

Click on the venue to see a map and/ or review of a previous event at that venue.

NB- the entries in the [ square brackets ] below relate to links with more information

SW Orienteering

SW Orienteering

Introduction for newcomers

The idea is to have one or more teams representing the club at each of the relays. Females, families and juniors are particularly welcome to join our teams, to dilute the number of MAMILs (= Middle Aged Man In Lycra)!

We try wherever possible to put you in a suitable team, running a course appropriate for your age and ability. Sometimes the courses on offer means we cannot create an exact fit for you so we may ask whether you would be prepared to run "up" or "down" a course.

Venues vary tremendously, including woods, open moorland (Devon), country and urban parks and grounds of stately homes or large rural schools. Toilets are available at most events; showers are sometimes available.

Everyone is welcome to sign up for a team. The more the merrier, as we can register as many teams as we like. If they wish, newer or less confident members can run together to get used to the new experience, terrain and format. There is often an opportunity to run a leg or a course of a middling or low technical difficulty (i.e. Orange or Yellow). Families can also run together as a team if they wish.

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Shaw Forest Park, Swindon

Shaw Forest Park, Swindon
Credit: Steve Daniels

Railway embankment on Siston Common (by Warmley Woods)

Railway embankment on Siston Common (by Warmley Woods)
Credit: Bob & Ann Powell

Fyne Court, open area

Fyne Court, open area
Credit: Jim P

Hyde Common, New Forest

Hyde Common, New Forest
Credit: Peter Facey

Dinton Park

Dinton Park
Credit: Trish Steel

Upton House, Upton Country Park

Upton House, Upton Country Park
Credit: Alan Hodgson

Killerton House

Killerton House
Credit: anon