Kent Night Cup 7 Perry Wood

Thu 8 Nov 2018

Thanks Alison & Brendon for hosting this one; and to Swale Borough Council for use of the Wood.


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

Info updated: Sat 10 Nov


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Perry Wood can be accessed from the A28 Ashford to Canterbury Road or A252 Charing to Canterbury Road. Take signposted turnings from Shottenden or Chilham. Nearest Post Code ME13 9RN. Please check your roadmap, computer or sat nav if you’ve not been here before as there are lots of wiggly roads and its easy to miss it due to the limited road signs. Parking will be in the main Perry Wood car park just off the crossroads. 

Registration & Start Times

Registration wil open at 19:00 to 19:20. There will be a mass start at 19:30 following a safety briefing.

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. Compulsory change over control, no switching back. This will be explained in more detail during the pre-race briefing. 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. 

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 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).                                                                                   

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.

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

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

Terrain Description

Compact woodland with extensive path network and contours.


Apres O will be in the Rose and Crown pub very close by. Pre-ordering of food will take place at registration.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Brendon Howe <

Organiser: alison howe

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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