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The Slades

CompassSport heat

Sun 11 March, 2018

Near: Bridgwater
Level of event: National

Type of event: Race

This prestigious event takes place on classic Quantock terrain with a mix of open heather covered hillside and commercial forest.

Track off Quantock Drove Rd, E of Will's Neck

Track off Quantock Drove Rd, E of Will's Neck
Credit: Richard Baker

Compass Sport Cup & Trophy qualifier Series Info

This is the qualifying round for the national annual inter-club competition. Small clubs such as QO compete for the Trophy while bigger clubs compete for the Cup. In parallel with the national competition there will be white and yellow courses for juniors and beginners, and also a light green course for intermediates.

Link: our Compass Sport pages

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in a grass field adjacent to Triscombe Stone car park. 

Please approach from the north-east as the road up from Triscombe is signed as unsuitable for motor vehicles. 

Parking charge of £1 per vehicle. 

Please leave the public car park for other users. 

The approach road is steep and narrow and unsuitable for full-size coaches.

Course Information

If you would like to help your club team score points, you need to run the course for your age class and be a current member of a participating club.

Provisional details, subject to final controlling:

Compass Sport Competition courses:

ClassCourseAge classesLengthClimb



Men open

7.6 km

340 m


Short Brown

M20- M40+

5.6 km

275 m


Blue Women

Women open

4.7 km

235 m


Blue Men


4.7 km

235 m


Green Women

W20- W45+

3.3 km

130 m


Green Men


3.3 km

115 m


Veterans' Short Green

M70+ W60+ 

2.8 km

100 m

8AJunior MenM18-3.3 km115 m
8BJunior WomenW18-2.8 km100 m


Orange Men


2.4 km

95 m

9BOrange WomenW14-2.4 km95 m

The following pairs of courses are the same:

6 & 8A (Green)7 & 8B (Sh Green)9A & 9B (Orange)

Other courses:


Light Green

2.8 km

100 m


1.8 km

40 m


1.3 km

40 m

Entry Details

All entries to the Compass Sport Competition must be done in advance via your club representative.

QO members contact Chris Hasler on 01823 338921.

QO subsidises team entries by 50%.

For the other courses, enter on the day as usual.

For the Compass Sport Competition courses:

Entry categoryPrice
Juniors/ students£5
Dibber hire£1

For the white, yellow and light green courses:

Entry categoryMembers*Non-members
Junior / student£3£4
Family of Runners competing separately £12£18
Family Group competing together £8same
Shadowed Junior£5same
Dibber hire £1same

* member = a member of BOF / QO or any affiliated club

Registration & Start Times

Registration & enquiries will be open from 10:00.

Competition courses will have pre-allocated start times - register via your club's team captain.

For other courses just turn up when you are ready as usual.

Starts 10:30-12:30, courses close 15:00.

Terrain Description

Classic Quantock terrain with a mix of open heather covered hillside and commercial forest.

Dog restrictions


Other facilities

Toilets will be available

Other facilities to be advised

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Steve Robertson 01823 430071 treasurer@

: email suffix

Controller: Alan Simpson DEVON

Organiser: Richard Sansbury 01823 288405

QO captain: Chris Hasler 01823 338921

Photo Gallery

Looking east, on Aisholt Common

Looking east, on Aisholt Common
Credit: Derek Harper

Cockercombe Rd, E of Dibbles Elbow

Cockercombe Rd, E of Dibbles Elbow
Credit: Lewis Clarke

Compass Sport

Compass Sport

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.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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