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Lydeard Hill

JOG 5

Sat 5 Mar

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors



2018 Lydeard Hill JOG with Bristol Channel as backdrop

2018 Lydeard Hill JOG with Bristol Channel as backdrop
Credit: Jim Pearson

JOG Spring 2022 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. Newcomers are always welcome.

Information on the full series for this term is at JOG Spring 2022.

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


Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850 jandr.craddock@gmail.com


If using GPS or QR Punching

  • See our map printing guidance for best results printing your own map.
  • To load the course of your choice into MapRun, tap on 'Select Event' then go to "UK - Somerset - JOG - Spring 2022 - event name" and choose the one you want.
  • Then tap on 'Go to Start'.
  • The PIN is printed on the map.
  • Full guide here.
  • For those taking part on the Sunday, you will receive an email with the map link shortly after 1630 on the Saturday.

Code of Conduct

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


Directions / Parking

The car park gets very full on Saturdays. It's probably a good idea to get there early.

You might have to park at the crossroads at Birches Corner. Then walk up a few hundred metres along the path running through the woods parallel to the access road.

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.

Hare to Badger usually have the choice between PIN punching and QR code punching using your smartphone. The latter has the training benefit of the GPS track automatically being added to Routegadget for post-run analysis. Fox is GPS punching and us also automatically uploaded to Routegadget.

JOG courses explained


Entry Details

  • Entry - £1 per person
  • 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


Terrain Description

Partly grazed open hilltop with adjoining woods, bound by a perimeter fence for the Hare, Squirrel & Badger courses.

Contacts / Officials

Planner : Mike Andersen

Controller: Jim Nickolls

Series Organisers: J and R Craddock

Photo Gallery

A great spot to start from

A great spot to start from
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.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

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 safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk.