Ightham Common KOL

Sat 12 Dec 2015

Kent Orienteering League round 4. Ightham Common

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

Info updated: Sat 12 Dec


Event Report

Thanks to everyone who turned up at Ightham today. Apologies for running out of maps on Blue. If anyone who gave up their map and would like a replacement, please send through your email address.

Updated league tables can be found on the link at the right of the main results page.

Pre Event Info

Full details to follow. Parking expected to be in the layby by the Crown Point Inn. Nearest postcode TN15 0HB. Courses: yellow, orange, light green and blue 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


Free Christmas string course with prizes.


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Crown point inn layby. TN15 0HB

Public Transport options

Nearest stations are Kemsing, Borough Green and Sevenoaks.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Four courses and a Christmas string course: 

Short blue 5.6k

Light green 3.0k

Orange 1.5k

Yellow 1.4k

A string course is especially for the younger juniors, where all the controls are linked by a very very long line of string. This makes the navigation easy and fun. Parents are welcome to take part as well. 

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

Terrain Description

Mostly runnable forest (depending upon how well the summer bracken has died down) with plenty of contour detail.


The Crown Point Inn will be open and serving lunch after your run.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Bohdan Rainczuk

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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