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Fyne Court

Orienteering: permanent course

Last edited: Thu 16 Nov 2023

The long route at is currently out of action as some markers are missing/damaged. The National Trust are working to resolve the issue.

A few years ago, Quantock Orienteers and the National Trust teamed up to create a permanent orienteering course at Fyne Court near Taunton. It is a lovely area with a wide variety of habitats to explore.

Some of the lovely woodland at Fyne Court.

Some of the lovely woodland at Fyne Court.
Credit: Jim P

  • Orienteering is a workout for body and mind. It gets you out into the fresh air and takes you off the beaten track.
  • Suitable for individuals or families

What to Do

  • First off, download the map.
  • Next, print it out (or if you don't have a printer, save it onto your 'phone). I'd recommend printing on waterproof paper or putting it into a polypocket.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key - if you've not used an orienteering map before, the hardest thing to get used to is woodland being white.
  • Get to the start. Directions to Fyne Court are below, and once there, the start is a post in the courtyard of the main building cluster.
  • Run/jog/walk your chosen course. There are long and short options as shown on the map.
  • At each control post, note down the character shown (there is a box on the map for this). No need to touch anything.
  • The finish is back at the start.


Courses Available


We have two traditional courses where you look for wooden posts and note down the letters/numbers.

Get the traditional courses free here


We have four virtual courses where you are tracked using the GPS on your phone. These are Hare, Squirrel, Badger, and Fox.

Get the virtual courses free here

Getting There

Exit M5 at J25. Follow signs to Taunton but take 3rd exit at Wicks roundabout onto A358. At next roundabout take 1st exit onto A358. Continue forward, following Kingston Rd staying in the right hand lane. Continue forward to Kingston St Mary, go through the village and continue onto Buncombe Hill, following signs for Broomfield. At crossroads turn right and then immediately right again. Continue forward approx 1 mile turning left at T-junction into Broomfield. Fyne Court is approx 100m on left.

Broomfield, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2EQ

Please check out the National Trust's Fyne Court page for latest opening times, and details on their social distancing advice.

in the open

in the open

Long Course Results

Date Name Club Time
17/6/2020 Ollie Rant QO 17:29
4/6/2020 Brian Pearson QO 21:39
14/1/2019 Alasdair Shaw QO 28:43
31/5/2020 Martha & Emily Macpherson QO 34:43
6/6/2020 Graham Pearson QO 37.54
20/7/2020 John Trayler QO 38:42
29/5/2020 Stephen Lysaczenko QO 51:55

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Fox Course Results


Badger Course Results

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Squirrel Course Results

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Hare Course Results

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