Kent Night Cup 18 Knole Park

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Knole Estates were kind to allow us to use Knole Park....

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

Info updated: Mon 3 Feb


Event Report

Knole Estates were kind to allow us to use Knole Park for round 18 of the Night Cup Series - we are most grateful. This is one of the best times of the year for orienteering there, as the bracken has died down and so allows straight line cross-country routes.

Thanks Graham for nice course.

A manual bonus point adjustment has been made for control 91.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Suffolk Way car park. Postcode TN13 1LW

Google Maps

Google Plus code: 75CV+MQ Sevenoaks (just type into Google Maps search box)

What3Words: ///gear.nearly.ridge 

Parking is in Sevenoaks town centre pay and display car parks around Suffolk Way, TN13 1LW:

Suffolk Way, TN13 1LW: £1/hour up to max of 4 hours.  Charges apply up to 20:30.

Registration will be located in this car park.

Buckhurst 1, TN13 1LX: £1/hour up to max of 4 hours.  Charges apply up to 20:30.
Sevenoaks Town multi-storey (formerly Buckhurst 2): TN13 1LW: £4.50 up to 5 hours or £4.60 all day.  8 electric vehicle charging points and nearby cycle storage.

There are other town centre car parks further away if for any reason you can’t find a space in any of the above:

Blighs, TN13 1XR: £3 for 2 hours, £5 for 3 hours, 4 hours max stay.  Charges apply up to 20:30 (5-10mins walk to Suffolk Way).
Stag Theatre (access via South Park), TN13 1XR: £1/hour up to max of 4 hours.  Charges apply up to 20:30 (5-10mins walk to Suffolk Way).
More parking options at

Railway station: Sevenoaks 1.1km.  20mins on foot (uphill!) or regular buses to Sevenoaks Bus Station then short walk to Suffolk Way car park.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18:45 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).                                                                                                                           

There is a short walk to the Start.  We will be leaving the car park at 19:15 sharp.

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Food for apres-O has to be ordered by 5pm Mon 27th.

Course Information

60-minute score suitable for all abilities.

20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can in any order (no changeovers needed between series), plus bonus control numbered 111.

10 points per control for 90-109.  30 points for bonus control 111 but only if it is punched as your last control before the Finish.  0 points for 111 if it is punched at any other time.

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.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2014. 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 know how many maps to print (some spares will be produced).  Volunteers for control collecting would be appreciated.

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.

Terrain Description

Open parkland, mixed woodland and periphery of a golf course.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Oak Tavern, 135 High Street, Sevenoaks.  TN13 1UP.  5 mins walk from Suffolk Way car park.

Please order food in advance, by 5pm Mon 27 Jan.  PDF menu


and email your choice to the Organiser.  Food orders cannot be changed after 27 Jan.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Denney (07740 862000)

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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