Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - 13 March 2020 Southampton

The club has been offered a discounted ticket price on the event taking place at 7.30pm at the NST, Nuffield, Southampton on Friday 13 March 2020. (Normal price £18/£10 for U25s/Students. Minimum discount will be 10% but this will rise if enough club members attend.)

It is normally a great night of inspirational films. Please take a look at the link and video below for further information.…

(If you have trouble with the links just put the information into your web browser.)

Please can you let me know by Tues 3 March if you are intending to go along and I can then confirm our discount and booking arrangements - email julialoring18 [at]

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020 Tour Trailer from Kendal Mountain Festival on Vimeo.

Millyford Bridge Coaching Activity Saturday 7th March

Location: Millyford Bridge

Date: Saturday 7th March

Time: 10.30-12.00

Parking: At Millyford Bridge Car Park

GR: 270078. Nearest Postcode SO43 7GR at New Forest Inn, Emery Down. from here take the forest road west and the car park is  2 Km along the road on the right.

There will be courses available for all levels including Juniors and Beginners upwards.For experienced orienteers this morning is suitable to practice any skill you would like to: accurate bearings, route choice, attack points, improving on the little navigational problem you had at your last event? SOC coaching is free to SOC members. Cost £1 to non-SOC members.

If you plan to attend please contact Helen Wheelwright on helenamandaaa [at]

If you would like to help-either putting out controls or shadowing participants, please let me know. Thanks.

Organiser: Helen Wheelwright

Coaches: Colin Hicks, Kevin Bracher, Helen Wheelwright



February MapRun

Post-Activity Group Photo - Badger Farm

A rarity - a MapRun event on a clear, dry evening!

An excellent turn-out of 18 orienteers came out to navigate around the two areas of Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery on the Southern edge of Winchester.

Although the area is a little hilly, it didn't stop a few people belting round the course in impressive time.

A couple of people had some difficulty with the MapRun app being interrupted by the phone lockscreen on Android.  Disabling or setting the timeout to maximum for the duration of the activity should help in future.

An enjoyable social followed with a well earned pint or two nearby at The Bell Inn. 

If anyone wants to have a go (to see if they can beat Dave's time & score) the map can be downloaded below: