Ightham Sunday Series

Ranking event

Sun 27 Nov 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 28 Nov


Event Report

Results and Routegadget are now available from the links above.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Borough Green

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the large lay-by formed by the old section of the A25 at the Crown Point Inn. We also have permission to use a limited number of parking spaces in the Inn car park. There is no charge for parking. There may also be limited parking on the road near the starts by St Lawrence Church (Grid Ref TQ573552) which elderly competitors or families with children might wish to consider but note that registration and download will be at Crown Point.


If travelling from the west leave the M25 at junction 5 following the Sevenoaks signs.  Follow the A25 eastwards through Sevenoaks in the direction of Borough Green.  Parking is off the A25 on the right about 2 kms east of the village of Seal. If travelling from the east turn off the M26 at junction 2a and follow the directions towards Sevenoaks. Parking is off the A25 of the left about 2 kms west of the village of Ightham. Event signs will be posted on the A25. 


Grid Reference TQ576558

Closest Post Code TN15 OHB

Public Transport options

Nearest stations, Borough Green, and Sevenoaks

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be adjacent to the car park

Registration: 10.am to 12 noon

Starts: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Course closes at 14.30 pm


Distance from Registration to starts: c. 1.2 kms

Course Information

Electronic punching (Sportident) will be used

Six colour course and a score course will be available following BOF guidelines:


Brown,  8.6k  technically difficult for the fit and experienced.
Blue,     5.7k  technically difficult but shorter than Brown.
Green,  4.0k  technical but less physical than Blue.
Light Gr, 2.9k Less technical than Green and great for intermediates.
Orange, 2.5k for progression, basic use of compass and some route choices.
Yellow,    2.0k basic for beginners and children.
Score, aimed at intermediaries - find as many controls as you can, in any order, in 60 minutes.


There will be two finishes. Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green will finish close to the starts (c.1km from the car park). The Brown and Blue courses will finish c.300m from the car park.

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

Pre enter via Fabian4 fabian4 before 24th November 2016

Seniors: £9 (BOF £7)

Seniors on Yellow and Orange courses: £3

Juniors: £3


Entries on Day (subject to map availability)

Seniors: £9

Seniors on Yellow or Orange courses: £3

Juniors: £3


Dibber hire £1


Please contact the organiser to help with an estimation and to reserve a map if not pre entering.

Terrain Description

1:10,000 map with contours 5m. Updated 2014

Ightham consists of mature deciduous woodland with a good network of paths. All courses other than Yellow and Orange cross minor road. For all courses there is a short walk along a minor road to the starts, and back again for all courses other than Brown and Blue. Full leg cover required. 


Unfortunately there are no toilet facilities until Crown Point opens at 11.30. The Inn offers teas, coffee, and lunches including a good value carvery.

Dogs allowed?

dogs allowed

Contacts / Officials

organiser: Richard Whitaker

Planner: Richard Field

Controller: Douglas Deeks

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 coaching@saxons-oc.org at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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