Info for new and prospective members
We are a small friendly orienteering club with more than 100 members ranging in age from 3 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 a club night and our highly successful Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) 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 on entry 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 1:3,000 to 1:20,000. Much of QO's mapping is still done by club member Bill Vigar who is our local expert on surveying and cartography.
Quantock Orienteers celebrated it's 50th anniversary in 2018. Anyone who has any recollections from throughout the club's existence is invited to contribute to the memories already collated in the following pages.