Kent Night Cup 9 Hindleap - South

Thu 22 Nov 2018

39 enjoyed a pleasant evening event, and our thanks go to the Ashdown Forest Conservators for use of the area.


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

Info updated: Sun 25 Nov


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Forest Row

Directions / Parking

Note: New car park, not used at previous KNCs. Parking is at Twyford car park, north end of Twyford Lane, 1km west of Wych Cross. Nearest postcode RH17 7DH is 700m S of car park. If the car park is full, please park at the roadside in Twyford Lane – sharing transport, if possible, will help.   Railway station: East Grinstead 11km.

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 (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

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can. Either 90s first or 100s first, switch over where and when you wish – no changeover control. No changing back, once you have switched.

10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Visiting all controls will require some road crossings – please take care.

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. 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: 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.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire 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

Forest and heathland in Ashdown Forest.


Apres O & Prizegiving: Brambletye Hotel Bar, The Square, Forest Row RH18 5EZ, which is less than 10 mins drive from the event parking. To reach it drive east to Wych Cross then north on the A22. Hotel at the north end of Forest Row, on the left; car park behind Hotel.

Food to be ordered at registration – menu examples: Soup £5.50: Pork/Vegetarian sausage & mash £10; Pie of the week, mash & peas £11; Cod, chips & peas £12; Butternut squash & tarragon risotto £10; Wild mushroom fricassee parcel, new potatoes & salad £11; Cajun chicken pasta with rocket £12.

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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