Ightham Sunday Series event

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 29 Apr


Event Report

How was it?

What did you think of this event? This is a Participant Satisfaction Survey sampled event and we'd like to hear how you found the experience. We would really appreciate it if you could spare 5 -8 minutes to share your thoughts by completing the following survey:


Lost property

We have one item of lost property - a football. Would the owner like to contact the organiser please?

Pre Event Info

This is one of the events that will be included in a British Orienteering Participant Satisfaction Survey. Participants will be invited to share their views and comments by completing a short questionnaire  after the event that should take no more than 8mins to complete. If you are willing to take part in this survey please ensure your email address is filled in on your registration form.


Nearest town: Borough Green

Directions / Parking

Please note we are not using our 'usual' car park for this event. Parking will be in a grassy field at TQ574545 accessed from Stone Street. Coming from the east, at the south of Oldbury Hill  drive south from the A25 in the direction of Ivy Hatch and then turn west along Stone Street.  From the west drive SE from Seal. Parking will be signed from TQ573548 close to Foxbury Farm buildings. The postcode for Foxbury Farm is TN15 0LW.

There will be a car park charge of £1 per car

Public Transport options

Rail stations at Sevenoaks or Borough Green

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00-12.00

Starts 10.30-12.30.

Courses close at 14.30


There will be approx 15 minute (1.2 k) walk from the car park to the start, mostly on a bridleway but with a short section of minor road walking.

There will be one start for all courses.

Yellow, orange, light green and score courses will have a finish close to the start. Green, blue and brown courses will have a different finish just over 1 k from the start. The route to the car park from the far finish is along a bridleway back towards the start, and from there back to the car park.

Please ensure you download before you leave.

Course Information

Range of colour coded courses from yellow to brown and a 60 minute score course.

Course Length Climb Controls
Yellow 1.8 k 60 m 10
Orange 3.3 k 110 m 15
Light Green 3.7 k 110 m 18
Green 4.9 k 150 m 23
Blue 6.7 k 230 m 29
Brown 7.6 k 260 m 30


Map 1:10000 with 5 m contours

Road crossings 

Yellow course will not cross any roads. Orange and Light Green courses will cross a minor road twice. This crossing will not be manned or 'timed out'. The score course is also likely to cross the minor road, depending on route choice. Please ensure anyone on these courses understands that they need to take care and check for traffic before crossing the road. 

Green, Blue and Brown courses will use all four quadrants of the Ightham map. This will involve two 'timed out' road crossings across the A25, which will not be manned, plus crossing of some minor roads. The time taken between the two controls on either side of the A25 will be deducted from the overall time at download.

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 entry available on Fabian4 now. Pre entry closes on 25 April.

Pre entry fees:

Seniors £8 (plus £2 for non BO members)

Juniors £3 (plus £2 for non BO members)

Entry on the day fees:

as above plus £2. 

Group entry only available on the day: £15; each member of the group gets a map

SI dibber hire free

Terrain Description

Beautiful runnable woodland with some steep slopes. Plenty of path options.


There will be hot drinks and biscuits available in the Event Shelter in the car parking field. There will be no on-site toilets.

Dogs allowed?

Well behaved dogs under control welcome

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: beryl pring

Planner: Jean Fitzgerald

Controller: Mike Solomon

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.

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, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members 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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