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Permanent Orienteering Courses

Within the club's area

Adventure

Adventure

Last edited: Tue 22 Mar 2022

If you're a newcomer keen to improve, you’d like to keep your orienteering skills up to scratch or you're after a form of exercise that's both affordable and can be done at your own pace, why not head out to one of the Permanent Orienteering Courses available in the vicinity?

Permanent orienteering courses are great for families and individual athletes. They allow you to get out into nature, focus your exercise, and develop your navigation.



Types of Permanent Course

Trad courses involve noting the number, letter or picture written on a post.

QR courses use the MapRun app. You scan the code with your smartphone at each control.

VOCs also use the MapRun app. The GPS in your smartphone is used to detect when you are at a control.

Permanent course in action

Permanent course in action
Credit: BOF

Printing Your Map

Some courses will allow you to buy maps from the reception or the cafe. Most, however, you download and print at home. Make sure you read our instructions on printing your own map.


Using MapRun

Read our User Guide.


Local Permanent Courses

The following Permanent Orienteering Courses (POCs) lie within our club's area:

Details and Maps

Course / LocationTypeMap packs / DetailsLeadPartner
Bampton
Bampton
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Culm Davy
Blackdowns
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Henlade Hill
Blackdowns
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Bridgwater Centre
Bridgwater
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Bridgwater East
Bridgwater
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Dunster Forest
nr Minehead
TradDetails (currently under review)Mike Andersen(formerly the Crown Estate)
Selworthy
nr Minehead
TradDetails and Maps (repairs being arranged)
Mike AndersenNational Trust
Webbers Post
nr Porlock
TradDetails and Maps (repairs being arranged)
Mike AndersenNational Trust
Cothelstone Hill
Quantocks
VOCComing SoonAlasdair Shaw-
Crowcombe Park Gate
Quantocks
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Fyne Court
Quantocks
TradDetails and MapJohn FisherNational Trust
Lydeard Hill
Quantocks
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
St Audries
Quantocks
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Triscombe Stone
Quantocks
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Ham Hill Country Park
Stoke Sub Hamdon
TradDetails and Maps
Tony HextSSDC
Combe Hill Wood
nr Street
TradDetails and MapsMike CrockettNinesquare Trust
Longrun Meadow
Taunton
Trad / QR / VOCDetails and Maps
Page familyFriends of Longrun Meadow,
TDBC
Priorswood
Taunton
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Pyrland
Taunton
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Taunton West
Taunton
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Vivary Park
Taunton
Trad / VOCDetails and Maps
Mark MaynardTDBC
The Basins
Wellington
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Crosslands
nr Wellington
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Priory and Cades
Wellington
VOCDetails and MapsAlasdair Shaw-
Wimbleball Lake
nr Bampton
TradGet Maps from SW Lakes Trust
Click on Equipment hire
SW Lakes TrustSW Lakes Trust
Abbey Manor
Yeovil
VOCComing SoonJeff Pakes-
Lyde
Yeovil
VOCDetails and MapsJeff Pakes-
Ninesprings & Yeovil Country Park
Yeovil
TradDetails and Maps
Currently out of action
Peter AkersSSDC
Sampson's Wood
Yeovil
VOCDetails and MapsThe GoddardsSSDC


Before you go, please check the condition report for the latest reported issues. If when you are out there you encounter something, either temporary like a road closure preventing access to a control, or more permanent, like a post having been vandalised, please post in the condition report.


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