Kings Wood, Challock, KOL

Sat 17 Sep 2016

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Tue 20 Sep

Results

Event Report

Full results including splits now available. Routegadget link is here: http://www.saxons.routegadget.co.uk/rg2/#4 so that you can plot your routes and compare them with other competitors' routes.

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Ashford

Directions / Parking

Easily accessible from either M20 (jct 9 - Ashford) or M2 (jct 6 - Faversham), both using the A251 and then turning onto a minor road ("White Hill") following a brown sign for "Stour Valley Arts", just after/or before Challock (depending on direction of travel). Car park entrance is then 500m on the left

Registration will probably be in the main Forestry Commission car park at TR024500.

Nearest postcode is TN25 4DG (0.3mile NW of car park).

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:30 to 12:00

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:00

Course Information

Four courses available:

Short blue         technical

Light green       moderate technical

Orange             beginner moderate

Yellow               beginner easy

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.

Adults/Family groups £6

British Orienteering members £5

Juniors £2

Dibber hire £1

Terrain Description

1:10 000 map. Kings Wood is a working Forestry Commission woodland with an extensive track and path network making navigation relatively trouble-free. The woods are a mix of coppice chestnut, beech, fir and pine, much of which is runnable. The area is undulating, with the land gently falling away to the north east.

Facilities

Please note that there are no toilet facilities at this site or nearby.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Nick Betts

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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