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Sat 14 Nov - Fri 4 Dec

Near: Thorne St Margaret
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

A brand new area for orienteering. Crosslands, known locally as 'the Millenium Wood', is a 20 year old wood with a good path network and some open areas. It is totally enclosed - the only stile or gate to cross is the one from the carpark (worth mentioning to juniors running on their own as it will keep them in quite a small area).

This map is our chairman's first attempt at mapping a non-urban area. Large sections have grass underfoot despite being beneath the trees, and are thus shown as open land with scattered trees.

The Fox course map has had all the paths removed (apart from the one leading from the car park to the start). It should make an interesting challenge forcing people to look at contours and other things.

There are a few controls where GPS signal is not great - 201, 202, 136, 133. There will be clothes pegs placed at those points - if the GPS doesn't punch, just let us know what colour the peg was at each.

Due to the small size they come out on the map, lose CDs are available to print for Badger and Fox courses.

We are looking at including these courses in our POC list so people can run them any time.

Here's a quick tour, starting in the southern corner, to give you a flavour. The 'controls' in this video were part of one of our summer armchair challenges.

JOG using MapRun 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.

JOG Fixtures Autumn 2020

This week's event is using the MapRunF app. Download the app from your appstore (links at

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Map Printing

It is easiest to print your own map. See our map printing guidance for best results.

Social Distancing

  • Do not go if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands throughly before going out.
  • Park carefully, avoiding getting too close to others.
  • Please leave at least 2m between yourself and others not in your household. Remember that when running, you could be spreading virus further than when standing still, particularly in your wake.
  • If someone is already at a control, wait. If you cannot get close enough for the control to register, let us know by email and we can review your track manually.
  • Overtake carefully. Perhaps wait for wide grassed areas instead of trying to do it on a narrow path.
  • Be respectful to other users of the area.
  • Wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.

Code of Conduct

Please make sure you have read and comply with the Participant Code Of Conduct and Parent Code Of Conduct.

If you can't see the details and entry form below, click 'more' to toggle the Pre Event Info section.

Directions / Parking

There is a small car park on the Holywell Lake - Thorne St Margaret road. It holds perhaps 5 cars.

The start is about 50m from the car park.

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 incorporates adult training exercises.

JOG courses explained

To load the course of your choice into MapRun, tap on 'Select Event' then go to "UK - Somerset - JOG - Autumn 2020 - event name" and choose the one you want.

Then tap on 'Go to Start'.

The PIN is printed on the map.

Entry Details

Fill in the entry form to get the link to the map download folder - make sure you right click and open in a new tab. The maps will appear in the folder shortly before the event - if they aren't there yet please bookmark the link.

NB: You may have to scroll back up after filling in the form to see the link.

Non-members, you are more than welcome to join the club at any time - read about joining QO here.

Registration & Start Times

Unless the registration form asks you to select a start window, you can run any time within the date range of the event.

Terrain Description

Mostly open woodland with some wide rides. Good path network. Surprisingly hilly for such a small area!

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alasdair Shaw chair@

Photo Gallery

Fork in the path

Fork in the path
Credit: Alasdair Shaw


Credit: Alasdair Shaw


Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Tree Tunnel

Tree Tunnel
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Wide grassy ride

Wide grassy ride
Credit: Alasdair Shaw


Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Path between widely-spaced trees

Path between widely-spaced trees
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

Crosslands Car Park

Crosslands Car Park
Credit: Alasdair Shaw

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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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