Haysden Country Park KOL

Kent Orienteering League Final

Sat 18 Jun 2016

Range of courses including newcomers and runners trail.

Type of event: Local, Course, Schools
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sat 18 Jun


Event Report

Results and final league tables are available. Congratulations to all this season's medal winners. Plans are already underway for the 2016-17 season and the first date is (provisionally) scheduled for Saturday 17th September.

Routegadget is also available for today's event so that you can plot the route you took and compare it with others on the same course: http://www.saxons.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#2

Pre Event Info

Full details to follow. Courses: yellow, orange, light green and blue,  and an extra runners trail course of about 7k. Registration: 10:30 to 12:00 Start times: 11:00 to 12:30 Fees: Adults/family groups £6 British orienteering members £5 Juniors £2 Dibber hire £1


​The extra runners trail can be run by anyone wanting a longer run where the navigation is easier, individually or as a small group. You will be given a map of the course when you start.


Nearest town: Tonbridge

Directions / Parking

Follow direction signs for Haysden Country Park from Tonbridge.

At far end of Haysden Country Park  main car park.   £1   4 hours

Walk over the footbridge to register.

Public Transport options

tonbridge station 3k

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Five courses available:

Short blue     6.3k    technical

Light green  4.9k     moderate technical

Orange     2.8k        beginner moderate

Yellow       2.6k        beginner easy

Trail course   7k      easy navigation

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are planning to run, especially if you are bringing a large group. This will ensure we have enough maps printed for everyone taking part.

Adults/Family groups £6

British Orienteering members £5

Juniors £2

Dibber hire £1


toilets at car park


Contacts / Officials

organiser: Rowan Purkis 07814 521211

planner: Jerry Purkis

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.

Privacy: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our privacy policy to see how we look after your personal data.

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.