Kings Wood Challock Sunday Series event

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Range of courses suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers.

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Mon 4 Feb


Event Report

Thanks to Richard for challenging yet enjoyable courses, Mike for controlling and Alison, Brendon and their helpers for organising.

An Ashford Tri Buff was found, please contact the organisers.

Pre Event Info

Range of courses suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers.

If you’re a newcomer, please contact the organiser for more information on appropriate courses, what to do or anything else you might be unsure about.


Nearest town: Challock

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the main Kings Wood parking area on White Hill in Challock off the A251, Faversham Road. Kings Wood is sign posted from the A252/A251 roundabout in Challock (Half Way House pub)and from the A28 Canterbury to Ashford Road.

2m height barrier restriction in place at the car park, though there are ‘slightly muddy’ alternatives along the road adjacent to the car park.

Railway stations: Ashford 9km, Wye 5km, Canterbury 15km

Public Transport options

Railway stations: Ashford 9km, Wye 5km, Canterbury 15km

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:00 – 12:00

Course Starts 10:30 – 12:30

Course Closes 14:30

There will be a 1km walk to the start with a clothing dump near to the start/finish. The finish is 200m from the start.

Course Information

Course Distance (km) Climb

Preliminary course details


Yellow 2.6 35
Orange 2.8 45
Light Green 3.4 55
Green 4.5 75
Blue 6.3 160
Brown 9.4 225
Score 60 mins  

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

Pre entry is via Fabian4. Closing date for entries will be 31st January. Entry on the day will be subject to map availability.

Score course will be entry on the day only.



Seniors £10, Juniors £5. BOF member discount £2.

EOD Supplement £2. Groups £15

Terrain Description

King's Wood is 588 hectares of mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland set on the slopes of the North Downs. Its chalky slopes and occasional paths make for an interesting orienteering area with a good deal of runnable woodland, particularly in the mature beech blocks. There are a number of small water features, plenty of contour detail as well as a host of deer and other wildlife.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Brendon & Alison Howe

Planner: Richard Field

Controller: Mike Perry

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.

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