Kings Hill Urban event

National and SEOUL event

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Our thanks go to Kent County Council and Liberty Property Trust for....

Type of event: National, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Sun 6 Oct


Event Report

Our thanks go to Kent County Council and Liberty Property Trust for allowing us to use this part of Kings Hill for the National Urban event. The map, courtesy Bill Griffiths and supported by a local survey by Simon Blanchflower was well received and allowed Planner Richard Field to make full use of the intricate nature of the paths & passageways in this residential area. Thanks are also owed to Organisers Graham Denney & Jean Fitzgerald, and Controller Gordon Parker.

Photo credits: Sean Cronin


Pre Event Info

Final details for this event are here


Nearest town: West Malling

Directions / Parking

Car parking will be in the Worrall House Car Park, 30 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, ME19 4AE

Public Transport options

West Malling railway station then bus to Kings Hill.

Registration & Start Times

On the day registration will be open from 10.00 until 12.00. Starts will be from 10.30-12.30. Courses close at 14.30.

Course Information

Full range of urban event courses. M/W Open (M/W 18-35); M/W Vets (M/W 40+); M/W Super Vets (M/W 55+); M/W Ultra Vets (M/W 65+); M/W Hyper Vets (M/W 75+); M/W Juniors (M/W 16-); M/W Young Juniors (M/W 12-).


Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls Classes
1 10.5 35 28 MO
2 9.4 40 26 MV; WO
3 7.2 30 19 MSV; WV
4 5.6 20 18 MUV; WSV
5 3.9 15 11 MHV; WUV; WHV
6 4.3 10 19 MJ; WJ
7 2.4 5 18 MYJ; WYJ

Subject to final controlling


Junior courses will involve crossing residential roads (where traffic speeds are expected to be low) as well has having a manned crossing of a busier road.


BO Rule 21.12 states that "for all types of event format, including Sprint and Urban, the course length must be given as that of the straight-line route from the start via the controls to the finish deviating for, and only for, physically impassable obstructions (high fences, lakes, impassable cliffs etc.), 'out of bounds' areas and marked routes. This is the shortest route which a competitor could reasonably possibly take, irrespective of whether or not the competitor would be sensible to do so"

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

Enter in advance on Fabian4. Pre entry closes at midnight on Wednesday 2nd October.

Pre-entry: £10 adults; £5 juniors. There will be a £2 supplement for adults who are not members of an orienteering club.

Entry on the day (subject to map availability): £12 adults; £5 juniors. There will be a £2 supplement for adults who are not members of an orienteering club.

Group entry to be made on the day only. Each member of a group will get a map. Cost for 2 adults and associated juniors £25. Please contact the organiser to reserve maps. 

Touch free punching will be enabled for this event. If you want to hire a SIAC dibber (recording device) the cost will be £2.50. If you want to hire a standard dibber the cost will be £1. 

Terrain Description

Interesting streets and complicated footpaths through a relatively new community. The area was once a WW2 air force base.


Public toilets nearby in Liberty Square car park (just behind Asda).

Customer toilets in Asda. 

Costa Coffe in Liberty Square.

Spitfire Pub nearby at 1 Liberty Square, Kings Hill, West Malling

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Graham Denney

Planner: Richard Field

Controller: Gordon Parker

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Important Event 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.

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 someone to meet you before your start.

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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