Thorncombe Wood 6995
Part of Hardy's Egdon Heath, here is a beautiful mixed woodland of oak, sweet chestnut and beech. It extends to Black Heath and Rushy Pond to the east and patches of hazel coppice in the south. Numerous swallet holes shape the terrain, and the area is crossed by the Roman Road that once ran from Dorchester to Badbury Rings.
The following courses are available at Thorncombe Wood and you can complete any of them by downloading the Oriento app. The table may include an approximate length of the course plus the number of controls which you need to collect on your run. Click on a course to view the current leaderboard for the course.
|Name||Controls||Runs||Description & Rules|
|Course 1 (easy)||15||33||
This is a fairly easy 1.9 km path walk. The route is straightforward and controls are in obvious places.
|Course 2 (medium)||16||14||
This course is a moderate 2.1 km walk. It's mostly uncomplicated but some route decisions are needed.
|Course 3 (medium)||16||14||
This course is 2.5 km, of similar difficulty to Course 2 but it has a few longer legs between controls. Courses 2 & 3 share several common paths.
|Course 4 (hard)||15||12||
This course is a harder 3.0 km. It involves choosing a good route and going off paths.
With this course, you should collect as many controls as you can within the 45 minute time window. Each control earns you 10 points.