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Wind Down


Sat 09 March, 2019

Near: Bridgwater
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

The Fox training exercise is based on a map with no paths marked!

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 - Autumn 2019 term

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

Free parking on forest roads.


Those approaching from the north or east use Enmore Road, from Bridgwater. Those from west and south go via Taunton & Kingston St Mary using Buncombe Road. Then follow the signs E from the Pines Café crossroads.


Signed from Pines Café crossroads (ST 207 329) and from entrance to woods (ST 221 343).

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.

Entry Details

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

Registration & Start Times

Courses open at 2pm and close at 3pm. Please try to arrive before 2.30pm for your run.

Terrain Description

Steep sided mainly coniferous wood. Stout footwear advised: paths can get muddy and churned up by horses. Parents with young children: robust buggies will cope with the forest roads and hence the Hare course only.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed but must be under control at all times.

Local cafe

The Pines cafe at the main crossroads 2.5km to the W of the venue along Enmore Road is open 09.30-16.30 for snacks & hot drinks. Toilet facilities for customers.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Pete Shirvington

Photo Gallery

old boundary, Wind Down

old boundary, Wind Down
Credit: Richard Webb

A Dibbing Start For Adam

A Dibbing Start For Adam

path, Wind Down

path, Wind Down
Credit: Richard Webb

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 are not covered by BOF's public liability insurance. 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