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Info for new and prospective members

Last edited: Sun 23 Jul 2017

We are a small friendly orienteering club with just over 100 members ranging in age from 2 to mid 80s. We have a range of abilities amongst our members, from absolute beginners to ex British Champions.

Despite its small size the club is ambitious and innovative. The club puts on a large number of widely ranging events and activities. Our established series of regular local events are well attended and highly competitive, while also being suitable for novices. Recent initiatives include an urban orienteering sprint series and our highly successful Junior Orienteering Group which runs during term-times holding low-key weekly events aimed at junior and families, and often incorporating adult training exercises. Please check our events page to see what is coming up.

The club exists because of the hard work put in by its members. All Club members are encouraged to take a turn at helping; those who help are entitled to a 50% reduction in fees. We are always looking for new members of all ages and no one is too young or too old. If you are interested in joining then you can get details on our membership page.

Our areas have been specially mapped for Orienteering and they range in scale from 1:5000 to 1:20000. Most of QO's mapping is done by club member Bill Vigar who is our local expert on surveying and cartography.

QO is part of the South West Orienteering Association and British Orienteering.

2018 - our half centenary

Quantock Orienteers celebrates it's 50th anniversary next year (2018). Anyone who has any recollections from throughout that period is invited to contribute to the memories already collated in the following pages.

About the website

Photography- general

Some of the banner photographs on the home page are kindly supplied with permission by Mark Lockett (Flikr) and Jim Nickolls.

Photographs - sourced from Flikr

The attribution to some photographers is followed by a reference to Flikr. These photographs have been sourced from Flikr's Creative Commons. The use of such photos is subject to a general 'attribution' licence granted by the photographer. The only changes to the original material has been the occasional cropping of the photos. The original photograph can in most cases be sourced relatively easily by searching on 'Flikr' and the photographer's name on your search browser.

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History of the club

The early days of QO