Betteshanger Country ParkAnytime Orienteering

Course Type: Permanent / Virtual

Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland

Location Info

Near: Sandwich and Deal
Lat,Lng: 51.23688,1.36814
What3Words: ///lance.tunnel.eggplants

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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.

Download the maps and info sheet here

Course Information

Start/Finish location: Carpark side of main entrance canopy.

Short/easy1.9km,9 controlsShort Results
Medium2.2km, 11 controlsMedium Results
Long3.5km, 14 controlsLong Results


6.0km, 16 controlsMega Results

MapRun Directory Path

UK > Find Your Way > FYW Kent > Betteshanger


Newly opened facilities with cafe, toilets, cycle hire and the Kent Mining Museum. Playpark and picnic area.

Safety Notes

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

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