Kent Junior Orienteering Festival - Leybourne Lakes

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Sat 10 Jun 2023

Type of event: Local, Schools

Info updated: Tue 30 May

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Snodland

Registration & Start Times

Start times: 11.00 - 12.00

Course Information

White 1.7km

There will be a control at each decision point.

Two sets of medals; boys and girls separately, for each of years 1 & 2 and years 3 & 4

One set of medals for years 5 & 6

Yellow 2.0km

Controls (checkpoints) are easy to find, either on or adjacent to paths. There is a maximum of two places where a decision has to be made to get from one control to the next.

Medals for years 5 & 6, boys and girls

Orange 3.0km

Controls are on or near paths with some choice of route.

Medals for years 7 & 8, boys and girls

Light Green 4.0km

Controls will require some navigation to locate them and they may be in the forest but there will always be a path fairly close.

Medals for years 9 upwards, boys and girls

Anyone can run a longer course than that specified for their school year group and be competitive on that course.

Distances are approximate and are measured in straight lines. Actual distance will be slightly longer.

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 in advance only via racesignup.

Entry fee: £3.00

Entry fee chip hire: £1.00

Entries close at midnight on June 7th


Toilets are available near the car park. There is a children's playground and an attractive, recently built cafe with excellent views across one of the large lakes. Our event centre tent will be near to these facilities. We also expect to provide a maze activity which can be done after your run whilst others finish and we prepare the results.

Come along to enjoy the day. It is hoped that as many children as possible will want to stay for the prize giving.

Important Event 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.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for someone to meet you before your start.

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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