KNC 12 Trosley Country Park

Thu 19 Jan 2023

Type of event: Local, Night, Score
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Sun 22 Jan


Event Report

Our thanks go to Sean for hosting this round of the Night Cup, and to Kent County Council for allowing us to use the Park.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Vigo village

Directions / Parking

Vigo Village Hall & Shops car park, off Erskine Road, Vigo; nearest postcode DA13 0TD.

Access to car park: what3words ///career.vine.paid

There is no charge for parking.

Public Transport options

Borough Green and Meopham stations are about 3 miles away.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: Pre-entry only - see Entry Details

This will require details for safety purposes and a declaration about Covid-19.

No Registration on the night.

Gather in the car park at 7:25pm for the short walk to the Start.

Mass Start 7.30pm

Course Information

60 minute score course suitable for all abilities. There are 20 controls in two series 40 – 49 & 50 – 59. Choose either 40’s first or 50s first then switch if you wish. You must switch series by punching a changeover control, number 65.

10 points per control. Max score 210 points

10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected after 70 minutes (course closing time).

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

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 afterwards, please do volunteer (please tick the relevant box in racesignup).

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

Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 18 January (day before event).

Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members of BO £7.         

Juniors & students £3 (BO or non-BO).

Group: £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant) (BO or non-BO).   

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

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.

Terrain Description

Typical North Downs wood. A flat plateau with plenty of paths and some nice features for night orienteering and a steep scarp slope. The scarp slope may be slippery and physical. Grippy shoes recommended, or choose to skip 1/3rd of controls on the scarp.


Apres-O & prizegiving: At 'The George' Trottescliffe. 1 mile from the south side of Trosley Country Park. See This is a popular family run pub and offer some cheaper meals than the Harvester pub at Wrotham Heath we have been to in the past (Harvester meal prices have gone up a lot). See 

For those staying for food, please email your food requests by Wednesday 18th to beginning "I am with the group of orienteers who are eating at 8.45 on Thursday 19th" please.

Address: Taylors Lane,Trottiscliffe,West Malling, ME19 5DR

Contacts / Officials

Planner and Organiser: Sean Cronin publicity"

Important 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.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

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 somoene to meet you before your start.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

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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