Kent Night Cup 5 Kings Wood

Thu 25 Oct 2018

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

Info updated: Sun 4 Nov


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Challock

Directions / Parking

Note: Not the usual Forestry Commission car park.

Parking is at Challock Village Hall car park, TN25 4AU (If coming from the West on A252, turn right into Church Lane, then left onto Blind Lane, village hall on right. Depending which way you come on the A251 turn into Blind Lane and hall will be on the left about 100m from roundabout.)

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 2018-19 (if you haven’t done so at a previous event).                                                                                   

We will need to leave registration at 19:15 promptly to get to the start for briefing and mass start at 19:30.                                                          

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

Apres-O food to be ordered at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. There will be two series of controls 90s and 100s.  Visit as many controls as you want either 90s first or 100s and switchover wherever you like, no switching back. Score 10 points per control and 10 points penalty per minute/part minute you are late back.

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 2017. 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.

Terrain Description

Extensive well managed forest with chestnut coppice and runnable areas of mature beech. Newly remapped (summer 2017) after much forestry work (ongoing)


Apres O & Prizegiving: The Red Lion at Badlesmere, ME13 0NX, head north on the A251 Faversham Road, 2.3 miles.  Food to be ordered at registration. Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Beryl Pring

Planner & Organiser: Roger Pring

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members 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. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

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 ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

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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