Kent Night Cup 12 Kidbrooke Park & Hindleap Warren

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Our thanks go to Michael Hall School & the Conservators of...

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

Info updated: Sat 14 Dec


Event Report

Our thanks go to Michael Hall School and the Conservators of Ashdown Forest for permission to use the venue. Competitors did well to get a reasonable score when conditions underfoot made it hard going almost everywhere! 


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Forest Row

Directions / Parking

Parking in the School car park by kind permission of Michael Hall School.

Address: Michael Hall School, Priory Rd, Forest Row, RH18 5JA, about 1km from the centre of Forest Row.    Railway station: East Grinstead 7km

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 2019 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                                                           

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 109 and 111; visit as many as you can. Choose either 90-99 range first or 100-109 range. Changeover to the other range when and where you wish (no changeover control).

Control 111 may be visited at any time.

10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

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.

New 1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, produced by Peel Land Surveys for the Peter Palmer Junior Relays 2019. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls are not SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions are not provided.

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: Seniors (British Orienteering members) £4, Non-members of BO £6.          Juniors & students £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. Some spares will be available.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to borrow 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.

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended, especially for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Offers to collect controls afterwards will be warmly welcomed.

Terrain Description

A real variety: School grounds (Kidbrooke Park) including ornamental gardens, paths and fields; and Hindleap Warren, which has typical Ashdown Forest heathland. The recent wet weather has made the marshy/tussocky areas on the heathland rather slow going, and the paths can be very muddy.


Apres O & Prizegiving: Brambletye Hotel Bar, The Square, Forest Row RH18 5EZ, which is less than 5 mins drive from the event parking. To reach it drive to Forest Row, turn left (N) on A22 and Hotel is on the left after 100m. Car park behind Hotel.

Food to be ordered at registration – Menu examples: Soup served with crusty roll £5.50; Pork/Vegetarian sausage & mash £10; Pie of the week, mash & peas £11; Cod, chips & peas £12; Butternut squash & tarragon risotto £10; Smoked tofu & Sweet Potato Pie / Spinach, Feta & Red Pepper Pie, new potatoes & salad £11; Cajun chicken pasta with rocket £12.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: 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.

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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