|On forest roads within the Stockhill plantation. Entrance at postcode BA5 3AS, grid ref ST549511, what3words ///lawns.dared.belts. Enter from the north if possible to ensure a safer left turn. Please do not use the main public car park which is to the north of the track to the Orienteering. Distance from parking to Registration is from 0 to 400m. Those wanting to leave before 12:00 should be aware of incoming cars and are requested to follow any instructions from the parking team in organising their exit. The assembly area with download and collection of the hire dibbers is next to the half way point of the parking track. The start and finish are within 200m. Those who have pre- entered and registered their dibbers can go straight to the start. BOK members with “Ask- Me” hi-viz will be on hand to answer any questions, especially from those new to Orienteering
|Please keep your dog under control in all areas. Dogs need to be on a lead near the Assembly and parking track. Stockhill is a popular dog walking venue, so you will encounter other dogs. With the felling operations there will be brash and branches on the ground so the terrain will be particularly tough for a dog.
|A working forest at 900 ft in the Mendip Hills. Tree cover is mostly coniferous and runnable, with some cleared areas. The ground features are a product of the rise and fall of lead mining, leaving many pits, depressions, rock outcrops, gullies and small hills. There are some forest roads and an irregular path network. Remapped in 2017 by Peel Land Surveys for the 2018 British Middle Champs, with minor corrections Nov 2018 and Autumn 2023 by Trevor Crowe. 1:7,500 scale with 5m contour interval, printed on A3 landscape waterproof paper. Control descriptions printed on the map and also available in loose form.
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|Start times 10:00-12:00. Courses close 13:30
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|Please note that due to the ongoing felling operations in the woods we may have to tweak the length of the courses. A string course will be provided near the Assembly. The Annual Inter-Services orienteering Championships will be held as part of this event, between the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Teams from each of the Services will be running on the Brown and Blue courses at pre-allocated start times. Other runners will have a queuing start around these times. As there will only be about 30 runners in the Championships this will not impact noticeably on the queuing time.
|Colour coded courses:
|String, White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown
|White & Yellow
|Non-member fees shown in brackets
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