Kings WoodThu 8 Feb

Kent Night Cup: 16

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Forest


Results & split times

Results with KNC points

KNC League


Our thanks go to Forestry England for permission to use the smaller car park, enabling us to use a slightly different area for a change.

23 intrepid night orienteers including a group and a junior braved the inclement weather, with the mist adding to the complexity of route choice to bag as many dumbbells as possible. Well done to Brendon, who bagged 18 controls and 6 dumbbells for the win. It was pleasing to see folk disappear in different directions, and a good variety of route choice. Thanks go to Peter, Simon, John, Brian, Andrew, Sam, & Graham T for efficient control collecting.

Apres-O was well attended at nearby The Stag, who kindly extended their serving times for us.


Last updated: Sun 11 February, 2024


A round of the KNC in north Kent. Mixed forest with interesting contour features.

Location Info

Near: Challock
Lat,Lng: 51.21008,0.90524
OS Grid Ref: TR030496
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Directions / Parking

From Challock roundabout head SE on the A251 for 1km, then turn left at the fork and go along White Hill road for 1.5km to the small Forestry Commission car park on the left

NB It's not the main car park used at previous KNCs. It's 700m further E along White Hill.

Please share transport where possible. Parking is at the small car park at the N side of the road; please park as tight as you reasonably can (then at the roadside if full). Please do not block the private drive. Nearest postcode TN25 4AP. w3w///splashes.pheasants.crackled

Public Transport Options

Railway station: Chilham ~10km or Ashford ~10km

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Mixed forest.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can. 10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes.

Bonus points for completing a dumbbell pair – controls with the same last digit with a line between them on the map, eg visit 92-102 or 103-93 in direct sequence. 10 points per dumbbell.

Max score 300 points.

Controls will be collected 70 minutes after the last start (course closing time).

Controls will be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.

After your run please Download as normal. Timing printouts will be provided and the results will be available on the website.

If you are able to help collect controls in after the event, please do volunteer. The more helpers that we have for this task, the quicker it gets done, and the quicker the prizes get given out in the pub afterwards.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via

Entering as an Individual (take part on your own)
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £7, Non-members of BO £10.
Juniors & students £4 (BO or non-BO).

Entering a Group (going round together)
1 dibber. Includes a map for each person in the Group:
£12 (British Orienteering members), £15 (non-BO), covers all in the Group

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 7th Feb (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be near the Forestry Commission gated track that leads NE from the corner of the car park

Mass Start 7.30pm


The nearest toilets are at The Stag, Challock crossroads (no muddy footwear please)

Apres-O & prizegiving: At The Stag, Challock TN25 4BB. Food option https://www.broadatthestag.inf...please pre-order directly 01233 746956 (little signal at the small car park)

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Karen Ransley email secretary”at”

Nearest A&E Hospital

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford TN24 0LZ
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Carrying a whistle is mandatory (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat). A cagoule may be required in inclement weather. You will need to look after your car keys yourself (eg carry in zipped pocket or waist strap).

An Emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended and mandatory for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Safety bearing: head south west to reach White Hill road.