Kent Night Cup 4 Tudeley

Thu 18 Oct 2018

A nice mix of control sites, in a range of terrain. Thanks, Graham, for Planning & Organising the event.

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

Info updated: Fri 19 Oct


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tonbridge

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the RSPB Tudeley Woods car park on Half Moon Lane, which is best accessed from the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury.  Coming from the north or the south, turn off at the exit signposted for ‘Capel, Kent College, Old Church, Pembury Walks’, not the Pembury exit.  It's about 500m along the Lane. Nearest postcode for the car park is TN11 0PT. This is the car park used at previous KNCs.

Railway stations: High Brooms 2.6 miles, Tonbridge 2.9 miles, Tunbridge Wells 4.4 miles

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 2018-19 (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

Volunteers please for collecting controls after the event will be welcomed.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit either 90s first or 100s first, changeover where & when you wish, no changeover control. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Maximum possible score 200 points.

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.

1:7500 scale map with 5m contours, vegetation revised (felling/regrowth) 2018. Maps will be 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: British Orienteering Seniors £4, Non-Members of BO £6, Juniors £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.

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.

It is advised that you bring a complete change of clothes and shoes plus a towel as tracks/paths are likely to be muddy and the weather may be cold and wet.

Terrain Description

Mixed forest.


Apres-O & Prizegiving: The Black Horse, High Street, Pembury TN2 4NY, which is a 5-10 min drive from the event parking.  To reach it head west along Half Moon Lane and join the A21 southbound (signposted Tunbridge Wells and Hastings).  Leave the A21 at the next exit, Tonbridge Road, signposted Pembury.  Follow Tonbridge Road south, past Tunbridge Wells Hospital, straight across the A228 at the next traffic lights, into Pembury High Street.  The Black Horse is on the lefthand side.  Parking either in the pub’s car park (behind the pub) or on local side roads nearby.

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Denney

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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