Hindleap Warren KNC19

The Event Report has been posted - Read more below

Thu 4 Feb 2016

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

Info updated: Sat 6 Feb


Event Report

Jerry Purkis made the most of his Hindleap knowledge (Planner of November's Level B event) to come up with last Thursday's course. His intention, by the inclusion of two dumbell legs across the top of the slope, was to give middle-ranked runners the chance to augment their score without descending too far. In fact half a dozen people with 10 - 17 controls received at least one bonus point. Considering that the leading three runners had quite different strategies, it was surprising to see that only 37 seconds separated them (see Hindleap Leaders' printouts). Neil and Bryony were the winners. Thank you for planning this one, Jerry; and Ian, Brendon and Dave for collecting the controls.

Next week's round is hosted by DFOK at Joydens Wood - hope to see you there.


Mark Glaisher  KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Forest Row

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the ‘Hindleap’ Car Park in Hindleap Lane. Nearest Postcode: RH18 5JH (which will get you to Hindleap Lane within 150m of the car park).

See http://www.ashdownforest.org/enjoy/walking/MappedWalks.php then download the walk 9 map which shows the ‘Hindleap’ car park.

Registration & Start Times

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

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 109 and 111 (changeover). 1 point per control. Visit as many as you can; 90s first or 100s first then compulsory changeover control 111 when you wish. Bonus point for going directly 90-91 or 100-101 in either direction (max points 23). 1 point penalty per minute or part minute beyond 60 mins.

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.

1:5,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. 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 organiser Mark Glaisher 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

Ashdown Forest: Mixed woodland and open land. One of our best areas!


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Red Lion Chelwood Gate RH17 7DE which is a 5 min drive from the event parking. To reach it, drive east from the parking, in 1.5km turn right at traffic lights A22 then in 200m turn right A275 Lewes. Pub is on the left after 1.5km. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jerry Purkis

Entries and on-the-day Organiser: Mark Glaisher

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.