of Permanent courses
This page documents the latest known condition of each course! It relies on everyone's cooperation to ensure the courses stay runnable.
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
Coombe Hill Wood
Due to forestry work commencing week beginning 7 October 2019 the majority of the Combe Hill Wood permanent course will be closed, Mike Crockett reports. The White course will still be available though.
- October 2019
Course guardian Pete Akers reports that the map is very out-of-date. All but experienced orienteers should avoid using this course, until further notice. It is understood that the map is being updated.
- September 2019
Control stake with QR barcode from control R (number
18) north site of fence corner repaired. Test run since. No problems encountered.
- April 2019
Jim Mallinson has 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
The map has not been updated for a number of years but has not needed any amendments.
- Mark Maynard, March 2017
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
We visited each control.
|5||wrongly 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.|
|10||punch not attached to post|
|16||not numbered, no instructions, just post and punch.|
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