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Savernake Forest, North Wilts

Yvette Baker & Galoppen

Sun 07 April, 2019

Near: Marlborough
Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race, Juniors

A chance to run in what is claimed to be the largest privately owned forest in England.

And a carbon copy of our outing two years ago... a SW league event ('Galoppen') coinciding with the heat of the national junior inter-club competition.

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Ruined ammunition store in Savernake Forest

Ruined ammunition store in Savernake Forest
Credit: Brian RobertMarshall


Please let club captain Chris Hasler know whether you would like to take part and whether you'd be interested in travelling by minibus with the rest of the team. Chris is on 01823 338921.

Tips relevant to this event

EMIT electronic punching is being used- for those unfamiliar with it, read our guide

The wood (see the excerpt pictured) looks like it may be more runnable than in most of our own areas, albeit still with some brambles, apparently. Therefore more of the action than usual may take place off-path.

Map / Routegadget of Savernake Forest from our last club visit in 2017.

It might be worth bearing in mind therefore the following training tips:

Orange & above:

corner cutting

attack points

Light Green & above:

catching features

safe routes

aiming off

Further details

Inter-club team event Series Info

A club other than Quantock Orienteers is organising this event. Please refer to that club's website for the most up-to-date information regarding this event. The information given on this page is specific to our club and the team(s) we are entering.

Entry Details

The club subsidises relay team entries by 50%.

Please pay your half-price entry fee to the team organiser(s).

Contacts / Officials

QO team organiser: Chris Hasler 01823 338921

Competition co-ordinator: Ken Stimson NWO

Photo Gallery

A depression in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire

A depression in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire
Credit: Chris Talbot

Roger C starting at Savernake

Roger C starting at Savernake
Credit: CP

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Savernake 546142 7Cd39B1F
Credit: BrianRobertMarshall

Jeff Ybt

Jeff Ybt

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