Posts by Wessex OC Members

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Exploring the Blackdown Hills – QOFL

As part of their forest league Quantock Orienteers organise a series of six local events across their region. This year they were nearly all in the Quantock hills to the west of Taunton and the M5 corridor. These locations tend to be beyond our regular reach (hence the almost complete absence of WSX members) however […]

Not Elite

So what makes you go through an arduous 650 miles drive over a weekend? Not a lot of things. But for me, the Lake District became a magnet for many reasons. Having been living in England and been told for years how beautiful it is and not visited, I finally have done that trip first […]

Midweek military O training

Having worked in the military zone of Salisbury plain for 15 years it has only just become apparent to me that every Wednesday lunchtime somewhere across the MoD belt there are 300+ taking part in the Military Orienteering League South (MLS) organised by BAOC. There are many regular club members who take part, most of […]

Galoppen 2017 Planners Notes

Planning events is a challenge as you have to try and get it all right for as many users as possible from 03 to 73 years old. My last plan was the Dorset Delight not far away in Bisterne Close near Burley 2014, a similar area but I love the New Forest and took the […]

How long’s a piece of string?

Although not the main event, first time string course organiser and planner Lyra (ably assisted by sister Esk) battled the elements to deliver a challenging course among the bramble and marshes of Holmsley. Using a variety of control features such as dens, knolls and distinctive trees, with liberally placed hand drawn and coloured pictures of […]
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