Kent Night Cup 1 Kilndown Wood

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Thu 27 Sep 2018

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

Info updated: Sat 29 Sep


Event Report

Part of the NT Scotney Castle Estate, this was the first time the Wood alone has been  used. Also new, for this season's venues, the opportunity is being taken to use a different Car Park/Start/Finish where possible, the idea being to provide a fresh approach.

I hope you enjoyed the fine evening - and thank you to the control collecting volunteers! It is appreciated by the Organiser. By the time you set off, the majority of the work has been done, and having some up-front offers means there's less remaining to be sorted out.

Lost property: a battery pack was found near the Registration car - please contact me if it's yours (email, or phone as per contact number on the map).


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Roadside parking along Kilndown Road (aka Church Lane on some maps), which is between the A21 and Kilndown village. Please park along the eastern (field, not woodland) side of the road, about 500m south of Kilndown village. Nearest postcode TN5 7PX. Look out for the car with the orienteering control marker on it.

Public Transport options

Nearest railway stations: Wadhurst 11km or Frant 12km (both via A21 – a busy road)

Registration & Start Times

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

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form (new form for 2018-19 season). 

Briefing and mass start at 7.30pm sharp.                              

Order food for apres-O at Registration.

Volunteers please, for collecting controls, will be welcomed!

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can.

Either 90s first or 100s first, switch over wherever you like (no changeover control). 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

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.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2018 for felling/regrowth. 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: British Orienteering Seniors £4, Non-Members of BO £6. Juniors £3. Group £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant). Dibber loan: free.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we can estimate 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). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather.

Terrain Description

Mixed forest, on a slope with plenty of contour details. 


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Brown Trout, The Down, Lamberhurst TN3 8HA, which is a 5 min drive from the event parking. Head south and turn right on the A21, then left at the first roundabout and left again at the first fork. Then 300m on the left. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prizegiving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser & Planner: Mark Glaisher

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 at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page 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.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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