KNC 20: Knole Park

Thu 10 Feb 2022

Planner Graham comments: I hope everybody ....

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

Info updated: Sun 13 Feb


Event Report

Planner Graham comments: I hope everybody enjoyed themselves, and the interest from the Scouts was appreciated. I understand this is one of the activities they’re doing towards a badge, and I hope they learned a lot last night.  Thanks to Brendon for arranging their visit and briefing them on the night, and thanks as ever to the control collectors, and to Mark for helping set out the course during the afternoon.

We are grateful to the National Trust - Knole Estate for allowing us to use the Park.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Parking is on public roads around the junction of St Julian Road and Fawke Wood Road, on the SE side of Knole Park.  Please do not park in front of the gates into Knole Park or where there are yellow lines around the road junction.

If the roadside parking becomes too crowded please head East along Fawke Wood Rd to the T junction (650m), then turn right (South). There is a car park on the left after 100m. 

Nearest postcode TN15 0SR is just inside the Park and cannot be approached through the Park from Sevenoaks town centre! Some SatNavs might try to take you this way. TN15 0SP is a nearby alternative.

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Railway station: Sevenoaks 3.3 miles (then uphill!)

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 9th Feb (day before event).

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

No Registration on the night.

The Start is 100m inside the park through the large metal gates.  From the gates follow the metalled track N to a small triangle of grass at the junction with the Chestnut Walk.

Start period 7.30pm – 7.45pm (note that there will be a separate Scouts competition at 7:15pm)

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

Punching start (consider social distancing)

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered in series 90 – 99 and 100 – 109.  Choose either series to start with, visit as many controls as you can in that series in any order, then switch to the other series.  No changeover control.  Once you’ve switched series, no changing back.

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

1:10,000 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, 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

A fine blend of open parkland and runnable woodland with some nice contour details.


Toilets: Sevenoaks Bus station w3w///sake.known.waddle or Waitrose - entrance via carpark w3w/// White Hart pub on Tonbridge Road TN13 1SG, 1.5 miles away (customer use only).

Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Graham Denney 07740 862000

Planner & Organiser (support): Mark Glaisher 07895 087298 knc"at"

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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