Posts from April 2016


Sarum Rise to the Challenge

A small contingent of 13 Sarum Orienteers joined 500 other runners to compete in the Chiltern Challenge held in Wendover Woods in Buckinghamshire.  The Chilterns are famed for the Red Kite populations that they support and it was quite uplifting on the drives there and back to see these magnificent birds in flight.  When the […]

Jeff and Gwyn focus on their route choices.

Sarum Summer Series Starts at St. Edmund’s

Sarum Summer Series #1 Sarum’s first summer evening event was held at St. Edmund’s Arts Centre in Salisbury using a small part of the Salisbury City map including The Greencroft and Bourne Hill. On a beautiful sunny evening a small group of club members first honed their basic control picking skills with several short routes […]

Don't fence me in

Patter of O Feet Heard in Warminster

Warminster’s first ever urban orienteering event, run by Sarum Orienteers,  saw 135 runners tackle one of eight different courses around the streets, shopping centres and open land in the historic west Wiltshire town. Planner Carolyn Dent, supported by the experience of Controller Chris Branford, provided some interesting challenges for competitors on a sunny Spring Sunday. […]

Go fetch!

Sarum O Club evenings – new programme!

Sarum Orienteering Club has planned a series of Club Nights  for the next few months, at various venues around Salisbury – usually on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The first evening will be at Salisbury Arts Centre on Tuesday 19th April. There are some training and fun events for the Juniors and beginners and  a […]

Fonthill Abbey

Old Fonthill Abbey grounds

Old Fonthill Abbey grounds will be open on Sundays 1st & 15th May –  to wander about & see the Bluebells and Rhododendrons; browse books and sample barbequed sausages, soup & cake – all in aid of Parkinsons UK plus local charities.   Fonthill Abbey May 2016 Flyer