Bedgebury Forest KNC12

Thu 3 Dec 2015

Event Report and Photos now available

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

Info updated: Sat 5 Dec


Event Report

Sarah Howes was keen to plan this first KNC at Bedgebury, but obviously didn't anticipate the injury that prevented her from getting into the Forest (at all!). She managed to work round this setback by engaging a bit of help from daughter Clare (checking control sites) and David Kingdon (updating the map). Everyone had a bit of thinking to do, since no one was able to get to all 20 controls within the hour. Brendon Howe managed the most, 19, and Bryony Crickmore won the Ladies competition with 18. Thanks everyone for coming and Sarah & team for a successful event - and taking the Photos.

Next week the venue is Shorne Country Park - Hope to see you there.

Mark Glaisher  KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Goudhurst

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Bedgebury Visitor Centre which is signposted off the A21 on the B2079, approximately 12 miles southeast of Tunbridge Wells and 16 miles northwest of Hastings. Nearest postcode TN5 7QJ is 500m south of the entrance

Public Transport options

Nearest railway station: Etchingham (30 mins cycle along A21 according to FC website)

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.

Order food for apres-O at Registration.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 91 – 110; visit as many as you can BUT they must be visited in ASCENDING order. Controls can be missed out but you can’t go back to any you have omitted.

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:5,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2013. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)

Terrain Description

Mixed forest.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Green Cross Inn (post code TN17 1HA), which is a 10 min drive from the event parking. To reach it drive north from the parking, along the B2079, to Goudhurst, then turn left onto the A262, (towards the A21) for about a mile and the pub is on the left at the bottom of the hill. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Sarah Howes

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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

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