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Ancient Wiltshire Weekend

Sarum Orienteering Club and North Wiltshire Orienteers (NWO) have joined forces to bring you a weekend of exciting orienteering!

Amesbury Urban Race

A brand new map of Amesbury! Come and visit Amesbury, the gateway to the mystic Stonehenge landscape – the small town of Amesbury is likely to have been established around the 6th century AD at a crossing point over the Avon although there was apparently a settlement here as far back as around 8820BC and it has been confirmed as the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the United Kingdom . To the south of the town lies Archers Gate, named after the Amesbury Archer who was found near there. A sculpture depicting the Archer stands in the arcade at Archers Gate and an incredible town mosaic can be seen, telling the story of Amesbury.  You will be running around this area on our new map! The Urban event on Saturday 29th April will be based next to Boscombe Down, and is a UK Urban League and SEOUL event.

Flyer: Amesbury Urban Race April 2017 (6)

NWO Galoppen & Yvette Baker Trophy heat

IMG_3965 Come and orienteer in Britain’s only privately owned forest. Over 1,000 years old it has entertained Henry VIII who courted Jane Seymour daughter of a local landowner. Savernake boasts many named ancient oak trees and the longest avenue in the UK designed by Capability Brown. The event on Sunday 30th April is part of the SWOA Galoppen League and is a heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy.

Flyer:  Savernake Galoppen & Yvette Baker Trophy round April 2017(2)