Kings Wood, Challock. Kent Night Cup 8

Thu 10 Nov 2016

Planner's Comments:- 

I hope people enjoyed the chance to run in some very pleasant woodland. The controls....

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

Info updated: Sun 13 Nov


Event Report

I hope people enjoyed the chance to run in some very pleasant woodland.

The controls were spread over a large area out to force everyone to pick and choose with care and to avoid overextending themselves. Some people, it seems, could not resist "just one extra control" and paid for it with time penalties. The only control that, very wisely, nobody visited was

96 in the far north east corner.


Well done to Chris Hooker who got 14 controls taking a route with a straight line distance of 6.0 k.


Many thanks to the Sarah, Jerry, Sean and Mark for control collecting".


Simon Blanchflower Planner/organiser.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ashford

Directions / Parking

Main forest car park at Kings Wood Challock (TR024500). From junction of A252 (Canterbury Road) and A251 take the A251 towards Ashford. After about 1k take road on left (White Hill, signed to Stour Valley Arts) to forest car park on left in about 500m.

Public Transport options

Nearest station Wye.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 1845 to 1915. Briefing 1920, short walk to mass start at 1930. Course closes at 2030.

Cost £4

Please mail the organiser if you plan to come to help us judge how many maps to print.

Course Information

A simple 20 control, 60 minute score event. You score 10 points for every control you visit and lose 10 points if you are not back by 60 mins and a further 10 points per minute thereafter.

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.

The woods are large and dark so a good headlight is recommended. Spare light and whistle are compulsory.

Terrain Description

Kings Wood should give us night orienteering at its very best. The beech forest is lovely and now that there has been some leaf fall the chestnut coppice is becoming quite runnable.


Supper, post race chat and prizes at the Halfway House in Challock. This is on the junction of A251 & A252 only 1.5k from the car park.

Please place your food order beforehand at registration.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Simon Blanchflower

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