KNC 14: Hargate

Thu 23 Dec 2021

Our thanks go to the Woodland Trust for permission to....

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

Info updated: Sun 26 Dec


Event Report

Our thanks go to the Woodland Trust for permission to hold this Christmas round of the Kent Night Cup at Hargate. We were fortunate with the pleasant weather, and the ground had dried out a bit during the previous week. In the results, where people have visited a single control I have left that in the split times but deducted the 10 points.

Please note that in some cases (eg Jean with control 101) a control was visited a second time to make the dumbell. This second visit is not shown in the Results presented.

I am grateful to Bohdan, Graham and Nick & Sarah Jane Barrable for collecting controls.

Happy Christmas and New Year - the next round is at Tilgate Golf course, courtesy SO, on 6th January


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Roadside parking is along Broadwater Down in Tunbridge Wells. The entrance to the forest will be towards the western end of Broadwater Down. Nearest postcode TN2 5PE. w3w///winemaker.hippy.perfume     Railway station: Tunbridge Wells 2.5km.

Observing British Orienteering and Government guidelines:-

Please be respectful of other people’s wishes to observe social distancing from the time you arrive at the event until you leave.

To minimise the time for interaction with others please arrive in your O gear and depart still wearing it.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 22 December.

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

No Registration on the night.

The Start and Finish will be on the forest road 150m from Broadwater Down

Start period 7.30pm – 7.45pm.

Please read the Start briefing displayed (event safety & event details)

Punching start (consider social distancing)

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. There are 10 pairs of controls, eg 93/103, 107/97, with a line between each control in a pair – it’s Christmas (dumb)bells!

20 points awarded for each pair visited. No points for single controls.

10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected from 8:55pm (course closing time).

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours by Peel Land Surveys with minor updates September 2021. 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, considering social distancing. 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.

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

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. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.

Terrain Description

Mixed forest


The nearest toilets are at Sainsbury’s TN2 5QL

Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Mark Glaisher 07895 087298 knc"at"

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.

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

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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.