Kent Night Cup 4 Hargate Forest

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Our thanks go to Dave Bonsall and the Woodland Trust for allowing....

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

Info updated: Sat 19 Oct


Event Report

Our thanks go to the Dave Bonsall and the Woodland Trust for allowing us to hold this evening event at Hargate Forest. It was good to have 30 people not deterred from coming by the rather damp conditions.

It was nice to have strong showings by Juniors, with M16 Adam Conway winning overall, and W16 Ffion Bricknell being the leading lady - Well Done.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the roadside in Broadwater Down, Tunbridge Wells. The western end of the road is nearest to the forest access. Please park on the south (forest) side of the road. Nearest postcode TN2 5PE   Railway station: Tunbridge Wells 2.5km

Registration & Start Times

Registration at the roadside near the forest entrance: 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).                                                                                                                           

There will be a short walk to the Start so we will leave at about 7.20pm.

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp.                                                          

Order food for apres-O at Registration – a Menu will be on display; please add your name & choice to the list.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 21 controls numbered 90 – 99, 100 - 109 (all 10 points each) and 111 (non-scoring changeover control); visit as many as you can. Choose either 90s first or 100s first then visit 111 before switching to the other series. Switch whenever you wish.

There will be two ‘dumbell’ pairs denoted by a red line between the controls – going directly from one end of the dumbell to the other earns 10 bonus points.

Maximum score 220 (20 controls plus 2 dumbells).

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.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, resurveyed 2018 by Peel Land Surveys. 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. Offers to collect controls will be greatly 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

Mixed forest including streams and ponds.


Apres O & Prizegiving: At The Nevill Crest & Gun, less than 5 mins. drive. From the western end of Broadwater Down turn left onto the A26. Pub is on the right after 2.5km, postcode TN3 9JR.

Food to be ordered at Registration.

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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