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The Spinney


Sat 29 Feb

Near: Kingston St Mary
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

This week's planner Sheila Braine has worked hard to fully utilise this small area for her courses.

There's a get together with food and games afterwards- details here.

Note if bad weather forces us to cancel the JOG event, the get together will still go ahead.

Pre Event Info

JOG training 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.

Fixtures - Spring 2020 term

What happens at JOG

Juniors home page

If you'd like to help another improve, or would like more help yourself, then why not buddy up? Read more about our buddying scheme and fill in the questionairre to help us identify your needs.

Series Contacts

Series organisers: Judy & Roger Craddock 01823 323850

Code of Conduct

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

Directions / Parking

We’ve been given permission to use the church car park, which is close to TA2 8HR and opposite the church.


Kingston Road is narrow and very dangerous so please cross very carefully.

All children must be accompanied from the car park to and from the Spinney.

The Spinney is on the south side of the Grange. We will put a JOG flag at the entrance.

Course Information

JOG courses explained

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. Fox course incorporates adult training exercises.

Entry Details

£1 per head for everyone (whether a member or not).

Second runs are an additional £1.

Registration form- please download & fill in before you arrive:

Download form here

Non-members, you are more than welcome to join the club at any time - read about joining QO here.

Registration & Start Times

Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run. We will start bringing controls in at 3.30pm so if you are still out, please make your way back to registration.

Terrain Description

Open and woodland areas with an ornamental garden. There is a path network throughout.

About the area

The Woodland Trust guide to the Spinney says:

The Spinney is popular with the local people, with a path network throughout. An ornamental garden planted in the 1800s retains an arboretum feel in the centre of the native woodland. An old mill and a wildlife corridor provide additional interest.

Leap Year Social

Afterwards, our planner Sheila Braine has arranged for us to use the Village Hall for a get together.

You need to book in advance for this, please.

For more details, click here

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Sheila Braine

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