Benenden, nr Cranbrook. Kent Night Cup 22

Results and League now posted

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Thanks are owed to David Kingdon, for hosting this round.

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

Info updated: Wed 1 Mar


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Cranbrook

Directions / Parking

Parking at Benenden School, off Mounts Hill, B 2086. Grid ref: 802332, Post code TN17 4ES (nearest to school entrance).

There is a coded access barrier at the entrance to the school grounds.The code is 2025. Follow signs to parking from main entrance – please drive slowly!

Registration & Start Times

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

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Card (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                            

There will be a 5/10 minute walk from registration to the start and we will set off at 7.20 sharp.                                                         

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score with 20 controls, suitable for all abilities.

40 and 50 series – start with either series and change over to the other when you wish. Each series has a dumbbell with two linked controls which if taken in order (either way round), within the series, gains a bonus point.

When you have changed series, you cannot change back. No changeover control.

One point per control; but loss of 1 point per minute, or part, over the 60 mins.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours; some updates 2017.  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 roughly 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. Whistle compulsory.

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.

Terrain Description

School grounds with buildings, parkland and some woodland.


Apres-O & prizegiving: The Bull at Benenden, The Street, Benenden TN17 4DE  Food to be ordered at registration. 

A very small prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.  

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: David Kingdon (01892 724986)

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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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.