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Taunton - Longrun Meadow Score Course

RegionSouth West
ClubQuantock Orienteers
Nearest townTaunton
PostcodeTA1 1XQ
Carpark locationOn street parking in the vicinity of French Weir Park or council-run car parks in town centre

Available Map

This course is intended for use with the MapRun smartphone app. Strictly one entry only per map purchase. Not intended for mass participation. For any parties of more than six, group leaders should contact Quantock Orienteers for permission.

You can run the course as many times as you like (there are various permutations).

The terrain is a country park. The runability off-track varies between good and tough depending on the season.

There are 16 controls of 20 points each which can be tackled in any order. The time limit is 60 minutes. 10 points are deducted for each minute you are late back.

Start at the lamp post on the east side of the bridge joining French Weir Park and Longrun Meadow.

The course can be found within the folders UK/Quantock Orienteers/Permanent. The course is labelled Longrun POC LR001m.

The PIN code to activate the course on the app is printed on the map.

Reading the guidance 'Getting Started' on the QO website is absolutely essential for those new to the app (see link below). A key reason for doing this is to ensure the settings on your smartphone are optimised for MapRun.

The Finish is at a lamppost adjacent to the COACH building, north of the Start.

Link to MapRun website

Guide to MapRun, on Quantock Orienteers website

Some of the controls (i.e. those on paths only) are accessible to wheelchair users.

Find out more about orienteering in Somerset by visiting the Quantock Orienteers website. We have plenty of helpful resources for newcomers and more experienced orienteers. We hold lots of different types of orienteering event, and our weekly JOG series is a great place to make your next step in orienteering.

Please see our other courses at this location:
Traditional
Virtual Linear

Other Things to do in the Area

The COACH building contains a cafe and a toilet accessible from outside the building.

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience