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Huish Woods

Training weekend

Sat 18 January, 2020

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Coaching, Juniors, Social, Night

Those who have signed up for this weekend have already been contacted and we can confirm the weekend will be going ahead, as planned!

If you haven't registered interest and would like to do so, please contact the organisers.

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Signposted from the busy A358 between Hatch Beauchamp and the traffic lights on the hill near Thornfalcon, further west. Please take care turning right into the site if approaching from the Taunton direction.

What3Words - the turning off the A358 is at


Terrain Description

Wooded hill top with quite steep sides, runnable sections of woodlands, occasional cleared areas and quite intricate path network.

Equipment needed by each participant

Sleeping-bags/ indoor shoes for use in the hall/orienteering gear/ wellies/ change of clothing/ plenty of warm clothes for the campfire etc./cakes or biscuits to share at teatime on Saturday. Some people will be sleeping in the main hall and they will need Li-los!


10.00am arrival of participants overnight gear left in car

10.30.-12.30 Morning coaching sessions adults and children separately.

Adults with Richard and Robin

Children with Vikki and Jana

12.30 -1.30/2.00 lunch

2.00-3.30 JOG planned by Mark Maynard, organisers Roger and Judy Craddock

3.30 Presentation of JOG certificates and trophies

4.00-4.30 Settle into accommodation/light refreshments

4.30-5.30 Outdoor activity in the dark with headlights, glowsticks etc.

6.00 Supper

7.00 onwards (adults and children)

Indoor orienteering games

Campfire + marshmallows! Night-walk?

Light refreshment? Bed


7.00 onwards Breakfast 8.00 Cooked breakfast

9.00-10.00 Clear up and pack cars

10.00-12.00 Coaching sessions

12.00 Leave.

Coaching Adults: Richard Sansbury/Robin Carter/James Jackson?

Coaching Juniors: Vikki Page/Jana Truby/ Alasdair Shaw

Food organisers; Sarah Maynard/ Karen Lewis

Contacts / Officials

Co-organisers: Roger & Judy Craddock 01823 323850 president@

Important Event Information

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