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The Wessex Region Summer Series 2018

For this year's Summer Series we have joined forces with Sarum Wimborne and Wessex to bring you a series of 14 events from April to August 2018. All the details are on the dedicated website: The Wessex Region Summer Series

As in previous years, there are two aspects to the series: a chance to introduce newcomers to our sport and an opportunity for some competitive orienteering. In the main, the competitive courses will be a 60-minute score.

What is it?

A series of 14 orienteering events brought to you by four local clubs.

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body.

The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map.

In competitive orienteering, the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to get outdoors, get active and have fun.

As a recreational activity, it doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.

Families can have fun together while out in the fresh air and learning the basics of navigation. Kids love to find those checkpoints!

Where and when?

The events are in Dorset, Wiltshire & South Hampshire from April until August 2018.

See the list of events below for timings and locations.

The map is interactive. Click on an event marker to see more details and directions.

Click the map marker for event details and directions.

All the details are on the dedicated website: The Wessex Region Summer Series

Saturday 14 April 2018
Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SP1 3NR
Organising club: SARUM Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2
Details

Saturday 21 April 2018
Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SO31 5GA
Organising club: Southampton Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2
Details

Saturday 5 May 2018
Littledown, Bournemouth

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: BH7 7DX
Organising club: Wessex Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2
Details

Saturday 12 May 2018
Telegraph Woods, Southampton

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SO30 3XJ
Organising club: Southampton Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Monday 4 June 2018
Ringwood

Starts: 18:00 - 19:00
Postcode: BH24 1JS
Organising club: Wimborne Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Sunday 10 June 2018
Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SO15 7AY
Organising club: Southampton Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Saturday 23 June 2018
Potterne Park, Verwood

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: BH21 6RS
Organising club: Wimborne Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Public - free!
British Orienteering adult members £5
British Orienteering junior members £2

Saturday 30 June 2018
Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SO50 5PE
Organising club: Southampton Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Sunday 8 July 2018
Dinton Park

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SP3 5EW
Organising club: SARUM Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
Relay event for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Sunday 15 July 2018
Upton Country Park, Poole

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: BH17 7BJ
Organising club: Wessex Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
Relay event for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Thursday 9 August 2018
Steamer Point Nature Reserve, Christchurch

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: BH21 6RS
Organising club: Wessex Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Public - free!
British Orienteering adult members £5
British Orienteering junior members £2

Sunday 12 August 2018
Tinney's Firs, near Downton

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: SP5 2LP
Organising club: SARUM Orienteering Club
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Adults £5
Juniors and families £2

Tuesday 14 August 2018
By the Way, Wimborne

Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
Postcode: BH21 2BZ
Organising club: Wimborne Orienteers
Coaching and course for newcomers
60-minute score for orienteers
Public - free!
British Orienteering adult members £5
British Orienteering junior members £2

SARUM Orienteering Club (SARUM)

Sarum Orienteering Club is based in South and West Wiltshire. We welcome people of all ages and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly club, providing training for those new to orienteering and hold a variety of events which will help develop skills and greater interest in our sport. We compete in competitions nationwide, providing opportunities for competitors of all ages and abilities to run in relays, compete for national trophies and improve their national rankings. For those interested in the wider skills associated with our sport, we hold our own events where you can organise, plan or control events. We hold regular training events for both seniors and juniors and also have a thriving Junior Club which meets on a Monday after school.

For more information about us and how we can help you get started with orienteering, visit Sarum Orienteering Club’s website here.

Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC)

Southampton Orienteering Club is the orienteering club for Hampshire, the New Forest and surrounding areas, including the towns of Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Romsey, Petersfield, Gosport and Fareham.

We organise regular orienteering events throughout the year and offer training and coaching for all levels from families and beginners through to experienced runners covering all ages and levels of fitness. Whether you want to compete with the best or just challenge yourself, we will do our best to help you achieve your aims.

For more information visit Southampton Orienteering Club’s website here.

Wessex Orienteering Club (WSX)

We are an orienteering club based mainly in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area of Dorset and currently have about 60 members, ranging from complete novices to very experienced orienteers.

The club organises a number of events throughout the year, including orienteering races, training sessions, evening street and park events and relays. Additionally, there are a large number of orienteering events staged all over South-West and Southern England that are organised by other clubs. Lifts to events can often be arranged if transport is a problem.

For more information about Wessex Orienteering Club and how we can help get you started with orienteering take a look at their website here.

Wimborne Orienteers (WIM)

Founded in 1970, Wimborne Orienteers is a small but active orienteering club covering most of East and North Dorset from Ringwood in the east to Wimborne and up as far as Blandford & Gillingham in the North.

During most of the year except July and August, we hold regular beginners coaching sessions for novices and beginners in conjunction with Moors Valley Country Park, usually on the second Saturday of every month. More details are available from the Moors Valley Visitors Centre.

For more information visit Wimborne Orienteers website here.

Contact us

If you have any questions about The Wessex Region Summer Series 2018 or about how to start orienteering, please contact us by email: summer@socweb.org

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