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Cothelstone South


Sat 25 Mar

Near: Cothelstone
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

The area is steep woodland with more line features recently added. Some steep crags will be taped with warning tape.

The area is in part used by walkers, dog walkers, riders, and MTBers, although not that much used.

The area is quite tranquil. It is possible to see and hear ravens, as well as spot roe deer if you are lucky [and quiet!]. If you have time to stop then there are lovely views across to Exmoor.

The area on the map marked out of bounds must be respected as there are the remains of small-scale quarrying. Hare, Squirrel, and Badger should stick to paths and tracks.

There are lots of well defined paths to use; however, the height gains will help improve your fitness.

The Fox course has a lot of climb with well defined on path features on your ascent; however, your descent navigation will be more challenging – especially when oxygen starved…Take care on the clear fell - a case of more haste and less speed.

JOG Spring 2023 Series Info

Our Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) runs during term times holding low-key weekly events aimed at juniors, families, and all those looking to improve or train. Newcomers are always welcome.

Information on the full series for this term is at Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) Spring 2023.

Non-members are very welcome. If you like it and want to join, read about joining QO here.

Read more about and sign up to our Junior Development Program.

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

The nearest parking is at ST 18477 31903; however, there is limited space. Further parking is being sought from the Cothelstone estate.

Course Information

We cater from beginners through to a good club standard. We call the courses Hare, Squirrel, Badger, and Fox and these offer a clear progression in the difficulty level. The Fox course usually incorporates adult training exercises.

Hare to Badger usually uses PIN punching, and sometimes also the option of QR code punching using your smartphone. The latter has the training benefit of the GPS tracks automatically being added to Routegadget for post-run analysis. Fox is sometimes PIN/QR punching and sometimes GPS punching. The latter is also automatically uploaded to Routegadget.

JOG courses explained

Entry Details

  • Entry - £1 per person if you pre-enter online - £2 per person if you enter on the day
  • Dibber hire - Free (but if lost you would be liable for the replacement cost of £30)

Please consider buying a pack of pre-entry credits in advance. This costs you the same but saves the club a lot in credit card fees.

Buy Credits

Registration & Start Times

Start times 1330 to 1500.


Contacts / Officials

Planner: Mike Andersen

Controller: Paul Chavasse (TBC)

Photo Gallery

Cothelstone Hill

Cothelstone Hill
Credit: Derek Harper

Cothelstone Hill - those trees at the top

Cothelstone Hill - those trees at the top
Credit: Simon Beck

Cothelstone Hill JOG- fast going on the top, February 2017

Cothelstone Hill JOG- fast going on the top, February 2017
Credit: Jim Pearson

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is