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Please note: There is a road closure on the outskirts of Bishops Lydeard that may impact some orienteers: https://one.network/?tmi=GB28450824.
There is a diversion via West Bagborough. It may be more convenient & easier to come via Kingston St Mary.
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.
There are lots of well-defined paths to use; however, the height gains will help improve your fitness.
The area is in part used by walkers, dog walkers, riders, and MTBers, although not that much used. It is an uphill walk of about 630m to the start, but a lovely downhill walk from the finish of 630m!
All courses have been kept away from the remains of small-scale quarrying. The path to the start/finish bypasses these.
Covered legs will be needed.
The Fox course will tax your fitness and is tougher than last year.
This year’s courses provide new paths and features to experience as we are further North for the most part compared to last year.
JOG Spring 2024 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.
Non-members are very welcome. If you like it and want to join, read about joining QO here.
Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 email@example.com
Directions / Parking
The nearest parking is at ST 18477 31903; however, there is limited space.
Permission has been received from the Cothelstone Estate to use the enclosed car park where there is a Portaloo. The parking at registration is for families with very small children.
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.
- Entry - £3 per person pre-entered or £4 per person 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.
Registration & Start Times
Starts at 1.30pm with controls being collected in from 3.30pm (No starts after 3pm)
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Mike Andersen
Controller: Paul Chavasse