Blean Wood. Kent Night Cup 13

Results & photos read more (below)

Thu 15 Dec 2016

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

Info updated: Tue 20 Dec


Event Report

Blean was at its fastest last Thursday, and although it is quite hilly, accurate navigators could whizz round the course. Thank you, Tony & Heather for hosting this one.

The audited Results and KNC points awarded are now available. League to follow.

This week's photos courtesy Sarah Howes & Heather Brown.


Mark Glaisher

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Parking is at The Dove Pub in Dargate in car park or in field other side of pub on local roads (please park considerately)  ME13 9HB

Closest major road is the A299 Thanet Way between Faversham and Whitstable - exit at the Dargate Services. Follow Plumpudding Lane south for approx 0.8 miles and you will arrive at the Dove on your left.

Coming from Canterbury, take either the A2 or A290 north-west

A2 - Exit for Dunkirk & Boughton, just after the ESSO garage, take the second right on to Courtenay Road. Follow the road for 1.5 miles, then turn left on to Dargate Road. Follow Dargate Road for approx 0.8 miles and you will arrive at the Dove on your right

A290 - Follow the A290 north through Blean then turn left on to Denstroude Lane as you exit the village, just after the speed limit changes to 40. Follow the road for 2 miles, then turn right on to Dargate Road. Follow Dargate Road for approx 0.8 miles and you will arrive at the Dove

Raillway station: Faversham Long way away

Registration & Start Times

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

Bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one).                                                            

Walk to start leaving at 19.25 Briefing and mass start at 19.30

Order food for apres-O at Registration. Menu is on pub’s website.

Note: If you haven't already completed one, you will need to fill in a Registration Card for Event Safety purposes

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 91 – 110; Start with an odd number or an even  and then visit as many as you can BUT must be consecutively odd then even OR even then odd.

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.

7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2016. 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 with a stream in a deep gully.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Dove Pub.  Food be ordered at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards with prizes for first and second female and male runners and others.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Heather Brown

Planner: Tony Connellan

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.

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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.

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