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Cothelstone Hill East

JOG 10

Sat 09 December, 2017

Near: Kingston St Mary
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Another week, another big round grassy hilltop with adjoining woods!

The Fox course uses the same controls as the after dark event later- ideal for those trying 'after dark' for the first time

Last time round (February 2017)

John Fisher & the Seven Sisters

John Fisher & the Seven Sisters
Credit: Steve Richardson

Pre Event Info

JOG training 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 to train.

Fixture list

If you'd like to help another improve, or would like more help yourself, then why not buddy up? Read more about our buddying scheme and fill in the questionairre to help us identify your needs.

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Directions / Parking

Parking: at Seven Sisters car park. Space will be limited, so please arrive early

Course Information

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 will be a score course using the same controls that will be used later for the after-dark event, from 17.30-ish. If you would like to try the QOAD for the first time, why not try the course in daylight and then have a go after dark! You’d be classed as non-competitive at the QOAD.

Entry Details

£1 per head for everyone (whether a member or not)

Registration & Start Times

Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run.

Terrain Description

Open, grazed hill top, surrounded by rough open. Further down the slopes is runnable woodland. There is a decent path network and some clusters of contour and point features.

Event the next day (Sunday)

Why not create a weekend of orienteering by heading to Dartmoor? Devon OC is holding a Moorland League regional event at Holne Moor. For many members it is just over an hour's drive away.

It has lots of interesting navigation, using numerous earth features in the form of old mine workings. There are colour-coded courses just like at a QO Forest League event. We sent our junior squad there in 2011 and all successfully completed a course on quite technical terrain.

Devon OC have produced a really handy pictorial guide (here) to the features that will be encountered by anyone doing the Yellow course or above.

Link to Devon OC's event page

Other events over festive period

We may not have another event till the new year but the following races nearby look fun and could keep you in practice!

DateVenue / clubClub / Links
Sat 16 DecWells - Torhill Wood & City of Wells, East - has an urban element (link: map)Bristol OK, Details,
Fri 29 Dec Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey - 'New Year' novelty event
3/4 hr's drive S of Devon/Somerset border on the M5
Devon OC, Details


QO member John Fisher in local news 2014 "Quantock Hill Trees felled to Save Bronze Age Rabbit Warren", at Cothelstone Hill

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405 richard.sansbury@

Organiser: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Photo Gallery

Cothelstone Hill trees at top

Cothelstone Hill trees at top
Credit: Simon Beck

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.

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