Kent Night Cup 22 ‘The Enchanted Place’ North, Ashdown Forest

Thu 27 Feb 2020

We are grateful to the Conservators for permission to .......

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

Info updated: Fri 28 Feb


Event Report

We are grateful to the Conservators for permission to hold the event on this part of Ashdown Forest - it is one of our best areas. Despite the rainy conditions recently, making the going a bit slower than usual, there were some good scores.

Many thanks to Sarah, Sam, Andrew, Garry, Graham, Phil and Steve for collecting controls. It meant they could be passed to Saturday's Planner Richard Field shortly after the competition (the complete Saxons set - 57- was being configured on the Friday morning).


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Crowborough

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Gills Lap car park (junction of B2026 Chuck Hatch Rd & Kidd’s Hill Rd), nearest postcode TN7 4EU.

There isn't a railway station within a reasonable distance.

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

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Food for apres-O can be ordered at the pub after the event.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 22 controls numbered 90 – 111; visit as many as you can, in any order. 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.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, 2018. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Controls will not be 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 (a few spares will be done).

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 help with collecting controls would be appreciated, please! They need to be passed on to the Planner for Saturday’s event later in the evening <<

Terrain Description

The competition area is north of the car park, between Kidd’s Hill Rd and Chuck Hatch Rd. From the car park it slopes downwards (120m) to the northern edge of the map.

It comprises woodland (good visibility & fast going) and heathland (some gorse). Plenty of contour detail, streams and marshes.

There is an area of Out of Bounds on the map – this has an electric fence around it.


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Crowborough Cross (Wetherspoons) at the crossroads in the centre of Crowborough TN6 1AF, which is about 10 min drive from the event parking.

Nearest car parks: New Rd TN6 2QG and Croft Rd TN6 1DR.

Food can be ordered when you get to the pub.

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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