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Vivary Park


Sat 15 September, 2018

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

Come and try orienteering in one of Somerset's loveliest parks

First timers and those returning to the sport will be given help and encouragement

Do come along!

Plus all the usual courses for established orienteers

Vivary Park

Vivary Park
Credit: Nick Chipchase

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.

Spring season fixtures

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

Directions / Parking

We're meeting near the childrens' playground at the south east corner of the park.

Look out for our yellow and green sail banner (pictured).

Course Information

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.

Some courses will use the urban area around the park.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult on courses using the urban area.

A special feature this week is a maze!

Entry Details

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

You need to join a recognised orienteering club once you have participated at three or more events. This is a requirement of our insurers. 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.

Terrain Description

Park with lawns, copses, ornamental features and paths with good surfaces. Surrounding fields and streets may be used for the more senior courses.

Toilets are situated adjacent to the childrens' play area, near to our meeting point.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jenny West schools@

Photo Gallery

lawns at Vivary Park

lawns at Vivary Park
Credit: Martin Bodman

Wilton: Vivary Arms

Wilton: Vivary Arms
Credit: Nick Chipchase

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 you need to join British Orienteering (BOF). After this point, you not covered by BOF's public liability insurance and risk invalidating the insurance cover for the entire event. Read more about joining BOF and QO here.

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