Betteshanger Country Park Summer Series

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Type of event: Local, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sun 11 Sep


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Deal

Directions / Parking


Entrance to the park is off the roundabout on the A258 about 3km north of Deal.

Betteshanger Country Park, Sandwich Road, Deal, CT14 0BF. See

Start, finish and registration close to the visitors center.


Directions / Parking


The park operates a car numberplate recognition scheme so you simply pay at the machine before leaving. Charges are £2 for up to 3 hours and £3 for over 3 hours.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.00 adjacent to the visitors centre.

Mass Start at 11.00

Help will be given to newcomers to explain the map and the course.

Course Information

Three Courses:

45 minute ‘Score’ race for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in the time available?
A ‘Line’ Course suitable for Juniors (Yellow) <2km
45 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – Similar controls with rules to make you run further/challenge you more!

As it’s the summer, checkpoints will be located in easy to access areas. There will be no jungle bashing required, stinging nettles or brambles. It’s a race designed for shorts.


Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place shortly after the race finish. Lots of prizes, especially for newcomers.

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

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

There will be plenty of spare maps if you forget to email us.

Enter on the day.  Adults £4, Juniors £1, dibber hire £1

You can compete in a group or family if you prefer.


Toilets, Café, cycling, geocaching,

Dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs allowed

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Dave Pickup

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.

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.