for newcomers, 7 October
Quantock Orienteers are hosting a 'Come and Try It' afternoon at Silk Mills park 'n' ride, Taunton on Saturday 7 October. There'll be plenty of time for our experienced orienteers to take you round a course and show you the ropes. Flyer, Further details
Orienteering - what's it all about?
Quantock Orienteers have obtained a Sport England (Lottery Funded) grant to promote orienteering in the Taunton Deane area. Families and individuals are invited to come and test their navigating skills on some simple courses in an area to the North of the River Tone and South of the railway line.
Courses will be offered ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 km of increasing difficulty which can be timed electronically for those who are competitive. If you are interested, park at the Silk Mills Park and Ride area between 2 and 4pm and follow the Orienteering signs to the start, where you will be given help and encouragement, maps (£1 each) and equipment.
Maps will be available for the Permanent Orienteering Course on the adjacent Longrun Meadow, where smart phone users can use a downloadable app to time and compare their results using the QR codes on the control posts!
- Roger Craddock (club chairman)
What other opportunities will there be to get involved?
You're also invited to our Club Nights, in French Weir Park, Taunton every Thursday evening 18.30 till 20.00. Club Nights are split into physical training and a series of presentations on aspects of the sport.
This event and the Club Nights are funded by Sport England.
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