Kent Night Cup 17 Kings Wood Challock

Thu 18 Jan 2018

A course with a good mix of both straightforward and more tricky controls, with no obvious 'best route' as far as I could see. Thanks, Alison & Brendon.


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

Info updated: Sun 21 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ashford

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the main Kings Wood parking area on White Hill in Challock off the A251, Faversham Road. Kings Wood is sign posted from the A252/A251 crossroads in Challock and from the A28 Canterbury to Ashford Road. Nearest postcode TN25-4DG (junction of Faversham Road and White Hill) 500m from car park . Grid Ref: TR027499   Railway stations: Ashford 9km, Canterbury 15km 

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 Card (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. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; taken in two sets, 90s and 100s. Chose either the 90s or 100s first; find as many as you wish, then change over to the ‘other set’. No changing back. Change over at any control. One point per control, with one point deducted for every 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 and make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2017. Maps 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: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know 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, with open runnable mature beech woodland, chestnut coppice and non-deciduous plantation. Interesting contours and a good path network. 


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Red Lion, Badlesmere (ME13-0NX). It's a 4 min drive from the event parking. Head to crossroads of A251 and A252 in centre of Challock, go straight across staying on the A251 (signposted to Faversham). Pub on RHS when you enter Badlesmere (2 miles). Food to be ordered at registration. This is a new Après O location – come and give it a try!

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards. As usual, there will be special budget busting ‘themed’ prizes.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Brendon Howe 07957 553037

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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

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