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Young Wood


Sat 23 March, 2019

Near: Taunton
Level of event: Activity

Type of event: Training, Juniors

A rearranged fixture, originally cancelled because of snow in January

Also a return to the scene of a very well-attended QOFL of January 2018

The terrain on the Fox course is represented as a tube map this week...

Young Wood reinvented as a tube map!

Young Wood reinvented as a tube map!
Credit: Tom H

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

Please take care turning into the area as traffic travels fast along this road.

We will sign the entrance with the JOG banner as it’s hard to put signs out along the road.

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.

Fox course

Planner Tom Hasler has designed a special schematic/London underground map of all the line features to present a greater challenge!

Pictured further above is Tom’s map. If you would like to have a go email and we’ll make sure there’s a map for you.

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

This is an interesting area within the larger area of Orchard Portman Wood.


Our neighbours Devon OC are hosting an event at River Dart Country Park near Ashburton. It's a mixture of steep sided runnable woodland and riverside parkland.

Further details

Yvette Baker Trophy

All JOGgers are invited to take part in an exciting day out for the club in Wiltshire in a fortnight's time (Sunday 7 April).

A great way to finish the JOG year- Judy Craddock

Juniors' runs count towards the Trophy while accompanying parents if they wish can take part in the South West League event at the same time in the same place!

If you haven't received our captain Chris Hasler's email already, please get in touch with him (see contacts page).

Read more

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tom Hasler

Photo Gallery

Setting off, Young Wood, Jan 2018

Setting off, Young Wood, Jan 2018

At the 2017 qualifier, Savernake

At the 2017 qualifier, Savernake

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