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

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these 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. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

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 please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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.