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Condition report

of Permanent courses

Poc Post

Poc Post

Last edited: Sat 6 Oct 2018

Most of these courses were developed in collaboration with other parties and hence the club does not have full control over the courses' upkeep.

Therefore, the only ways we can help to ensure the courses are maintained is:

  • for those using them to check them at regular intervals
  • monitors who have been assigned to each course checking them

Any changes should be reported to either:

  • the course owner
  • the POC monitor for each area in person- Jeff Pakes (see contacts page) can forward your messages to them

Using the Combe Hill POC, nr Street

Using the Combe Hill POC, nr Street

Fyne Court

Jim Mallinson has just completed the map, which is now available to download, and John Fisher has checked the course and is taking responsibility for it.

- Roger Craddock, September 2017

Longrun Meadow

The map has now been updated.

It includes two newly sited control posts to replace posts which had been vandalised, as follows:

F, by the Oak Barn has been moved 20m to the west on the edge of the copse, next to an oak tree

W, which used to be on the picnic site has been moved to the end of the pipe crossing from the end of French Weir Avenue to Longrun Meadow

- as reported by Roger Craddock, August 2017

Vivary Park

The map has not been updated for a number of years but has not needed any amendments.

- Mark Maynard, March 2017

Dunster Forest

The Crown Estate is currently in the process of selling its interests in Dunster. As such the forestry office has been closed and the website shut down and so any map packs they may have had previously are no longer available.

- Crown Estate customer service dept, March 2017

Wimbleball Lake


We visited each control.

5wrongly located. Too near the nearest gate (to the north), only 24 of my paces instead of about 35 and in the Trees rather than on the edge. The post looked well established though. Where the control should have been is quite obvious.
10punch not attached to post
11instructions missing
16not numbered, no instructions, just post and punch.
17instructions missing


Packs still for sale at the café.

Still good. A largish, obviously newer than the map, footpath exists going north from the bridge just south of 15, along the fence to a large and new "High Ropes" type of activity. It doesn't make finding any of the controls in that area harder though.

- Steve Elliston, June 2015


Control points 1 to 8 are fine.

- Mike Andersen, May 2015

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