Leybourne and West MallingAnytime Orienteering
Course Type: Virtual Urban
Terrain type: Urban
Near: Leybourne Lat,Lng: 51.30235,0.42085 Postcode: ME19 5HF What3Words: ///finishers.drifting.speedy
Directions / Parking
As with many modern housing estates, cars can outnumber available spaces on some streets, and sense of humour failures do sometimes occur. We recommend you park on Lilleburn near the junction with Castle Way (ME19 5HF). From the M20 J4, take the A228 towards Kings Hill, then immediately left into Leybourne along Castle Way, then take the left 200 metres after the church (Lilleburn). If that's too busy there is plenty of parking near 'The Old Rectory' pub.
We hope you enjoy running the MapRun course between the villages of Leybourne, Leybourne Chase and West Malling. You should experience a mixture of woodland, open fields, modern housing estates, the ancient Kent town of West Malling, country parks and some great views.
Map / Terrain
Note the scale is 1:12,500 with 10m contours. As this map is derived from Open Street Map be aware that it may have errors or omissions.
60 minute score course (i.e. visit as many controls as possible and return to the start/finish within the time), controls may be taken in any order, 20 points per control and 10 points per minute lost after 60 minutes.
MapRun Directory PathUK/Kent/Maidstone/Leybourne and West Malling
The area is bisected by two busy roads. The A20 runs east, west and can be crossed at any safe point with care. The road is mostly a 40mph limit with some 50mph. Please make use of traffic islands and be patient. The other main road, the A228 is a faster dual carridgeway running north/south and must only be crossed at bridges, underpasses and a pedestrian crossing near control 13. The latter road crossing may cost you a minute at busy times. The M20 is also on the map. If you cross it you've gone the wrong way.
The footpath between controls 11 and 15 crosses a railway line via a level crossing where you will need to take care to look and listen for trains.
The footpaths and bridleways between the villages can be busy with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There are some frequently opened gates, so you are advised to use handwash before and after your run.