Annual BBQ event and social

Club members' event and afternoon BBQ

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Type of event: Local, Score, Social
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Tue 17 Jul

Pre Event Info

If you haven't been to this annual event and BBQ before, it is a fun event for all the family, with a handicap/novelty element to allow everyone to take part on a level playing field.

The event venue is Kilndown Wood, part of the National Trust's Scotney Castle Estate


Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Roadside parking along Kilndown Road, which is between the A21 and Kilndown village. Please park along the western (woodland) side of the road, about 500m south of Kilndown village. Nearest postcode TN5 7PX. Look out for the car with the orienteering control marker on it.

Nearest railway stations: Wadhurst 11km or Frant 12km (both via A21 – a busy road)

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10:15 to 10:45am (please don’t be late). 
Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one).                                                                                                                           
Briefing and mass start at 11:00 am.                                                          

Entry Details

This event is for Saxons members and their families/partners only.

Entry on the Day: Free. SI dibbers available to borrow if you don’t have one

60 minute score event suitable for all abilities. A handicap will be applied to level the playing field! 

Terrain: Mixed forest at the eastern side of the National Trust’s Scotney Castle Estate.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2017. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.


Please email Mark Glaisher if you intend coming so we can gauge how many maps to print, and make appropriate provision at the BBQ – see below. Directions to the BBQ will be emailed.

If you can only spare half a day – no problem – come to the event or to the BBQ. Non-orienteering partners welcome

Apres O: After the event, by Sarah Howes’ kind invitation, the BBQ will take place in her garden, near Paddock Wood (approx. 15 mins drive). We will be lighting the coals from about 12:45.
There will be shelter just in case the sun doesn’t shine on us, so the BBQ will go ahead whatever the weather. The event winner’s Trophy presentation will be made at the BBQ.

Bring your own meat/veg/fish for the BBQ and anything alcoholic you would like to drink. Salads, bread & soft drinks will be provided. 

Mark will be very happy to hear of offers to bring a salad (cous cous, potato….) or dessert.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Mark Glaisher

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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