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Netherclay Woods


Sat 22 Oct

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

This is a small but very convenient area, ideal for children wishing to have a go on their own. The courses are being planned by Al Hemmings (W12). The Fox course will be an urban sprint in Bishops Hull using a new map.

JOG Autumn 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 train. Newcomers are always welcome.

Information on the full series for this term is at Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) Autumn 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

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 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.

Code of Conduct

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

Directions / Parking

There is some parking available on Netherclay, the road running alongside the wood. Please park responsibly. You can also use the Park & Ride car park, cross Silk Mills Road at the pedestrian crossing, and follow the pavement to the road junction.

Course Information

The Hare, Squirrel, and Badger courses remain in Netherclay. The Fox course is an urban sprint including parks, streets, and roads (and Netherclay), so under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Netherclay is usually busy with other users, so please be respectful.

The footbridge from Bishops Hull to Netherclay is strictly out of bounds for all participants.

On the Fox course, the main roads on the East and South boundaries of the map ( Stonegallows (A38) and Silk Mills Road) are out of bounds, but there is a pavement that can be used (no other pavements are marked on the map but are usually present). The cricket pitch is out of bounds.

Entry Details

  • Entry - £1 per person - pay on the day or pre-enter
  • 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

Saturday 1400-1530


Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed on leads and under control in Netherclay - please clean up after your dog.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Al Hemmings

Controller: Phil Sorrell

Organiser: Shaw Family

Photo Gallery

Netherclay Info Board

Netherclay Info Board
Credit: VP

Al putting out the controls

Al putting out the controls

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

Netherclay start

Netherclay start

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