Kent Orienteering League round 2 - Trosley CP

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Photos of the KOL event at Trosley  press    here

Type of event: Local, Schools

Info updated: Sat 14 Oct


Event Report

Thanks to everyone to coming to Trosley today. I hope you enjoyed the event. Many thanks to the large number of volunteer helpers.

A note on the results - I've split the score results into two courses. Some people were given an "All controls" map instead of the score course. This meant they had a choice of 34 controls instead of 20.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Meopham

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Trosley Country Park car park off Waterlow Road, Vigo Village, near Wrotham, Kent. DA13 0SG.

£2.50 parking charge from machines. A number plate recognition scheme is in operation, so don't forget to pay.

From the A227, follow the brown country park signs to the main park entrance. Assuming the weather is fine in the week before the event, parking will be in the woodland parking area. Turn left immediately after passing through the entrance gate.

Public Transport options

Nearest station is Borough Green

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Five courses available:

Short blue         technical                   5.2 km 130 m climb 17 controls

Light green       moderate technical   3.7 km  70 m climb  15 controls

Orange             beginner moderate   2.9 km  50 m climb   12 controls

Yellow               beginner easy          1.9 km  20 m climb   15 controls

Score                find as many controls as you can in one hour;  suitable for all


Registration, start and finish will be adjacent to the woodland parking area.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only. Please let the organiser know if you are planning to run, especially if you are bringing a large group. This will ensure we have enough maps printed for everyone taking part.

British Orienteering adult members and groups on Light Green and Blue courses £5

Non British Orienteering adults on Light Green and Blue courses £6

Adults on Orange and Yellow courses £2

Adults on Score course £5

Juniors £2

Dibber hire £1

Terrain Description

Lovely woodland with plenty of paths, and a steep scarp slope.


The Bluebell café will be open serving hot and cold food and drinks.

Toilets are adjacent to the café.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Alan Hickling

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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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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