Betteshanger Country ParkAnytime Orienteering
Course Type: Permanent / Virtual
Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland
Near: Sandwich and Deal Lat,Lng: 51.23688,1.36814 What3Words: ///lance.tunnel.eggplants
Directions / Parking
Between Deal and Sandwich, off A258.
Pay and display car parking with ANPR (pay on exit or on-line)
250 acre country park built on the site of the spoil tip for Betteshanger colliery. Now a centre for cyclists, walkers and families. Frequent activities and special events. www.betteshanger-park....
Map / Terrain
Scale is 1:7,500 so is larger than Ordinance Survey. Map also shows more detail – fences, knolls, depressions, distinctive trees, and uses different colours to aid navigation – yellow is open land, white is runnable woodland, light through to dark green represents woodland that is increasingly difficult to pass through.
Start/Finish location: Carpark side of main entrance canopy.
|Short/easy||1.9km,9 controls||Short Results|
|Medium||2.2km, 11 controls||Medium Results|
|Long||3.5km, 14 controls||Long Results|
|6.0km, 16 controls||Mega Results|
MapRun Directory PathUK > Find Your Way > FYW Kent > Betteshanger
Newly opened facilities with cafe, toilets, cycle hire and the Kent Mining Museum. Playpark and picnic area.
Look out for cyclists on the main tarmac track, (use marked crossing points) and MTB users on the MTB tracks. Also be aware of:
- trip hazards, uneven ground and the lake
- steep slopes that may be slippery in wet weather
- other park users and dogs