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Netherclay Wood


Sat 16 Sep

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Small woodland near Bishops Hull. Perfect for beginners and younger children as the area is enclosed.

Pre Event Info

JOG Autumn 2023 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.

Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) Fixtures - Autumn 2023

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

If using GPS or QR Punching

  • To load the course of your choice into MapRun, tap on 'Select Event' then go to "UK - Somerset - JOG - Autumn 2023 - event name" and choose the one you want.
  • Then tap on 'Go to Start'.
  • The PIN is printed on the map.
  • Full guide here.

Code of Conduct

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

Directions / Parking

Please park considerately along the side of the road (Netherclay).

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 usually incorporates adult training exercises.

JOG courses explained

Course lengths are short due to the area being small but they will be fun!

  • Hare 1km
  • Squirrel 1.3km
  • Badger 2km
  • Fox 3km

An optional activity is planned for all the courses which involves the competitors drawing their course on a map. A master map will be available to copy onto individual maps.

The river is red flagged in the risk assessment so to avoid it the controls are on the path or vegetation boundary. The Fox course is a mix of urban and woods so therefore the U16’s will have to accompanied. There is undergrowth in the wooded areas so full leg covering is advised as the small trails are a little over grown.

Entry Details

  • Entry - £2 per person pre-entered or £3 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.

Buy Credits

Registration & Start Times

Starts at 1.30pm with controls being collected in from 3.30pm (No starts after 3pm)

Dog restrictions

Dogs welcome on leads


leg covering recommended
waterproofs no
whistle no
U16 accompanied by responsible adult only on Fox
reflective clothing required no
headtorch required no

Change Log

  • 25/08/23 - Updated with information from the planner
  • 23/08/23 - Added pre-entry link
  • 17/08/23 - Change of dates due to Vivary Park event clashing with Taunton Pride
  • 30/06/23 - Initial website listing

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Angela Modica

Controller: Sheila Braine

Photo Gallery

Control by a post

Control by a post

Control by path cutting through the woods

Control by path cutting through the woods

Control in distance down a grassy avenue

Control in distance down a grassy avenue

Control in rough grass

Control in rough grass

Control in some vegetation

Control in some vegetation

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