KNC 24: Scotney Castle Estate (Kilndown)

Thu 10 Mar 2022

Our thanks once again to the National Trust at...

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

Info updated: Fri 11 Mar


Event Report

Our thanks once again to the National Trust at Scotney Castle for allowing us to enjoy Kilndown Wood for this evening event. The map benefitted from an update in Dec 2021 and although recent high winds had brought down a number of large trees I don't think this significantly affected the course.

From the Planner's side I was grateful for the help from Sarah in placing some controls, and to Sean, Neil S, Steve, Beth & Robin and Sam & Andrew for collecting them in - thanks.

After a 2020-21 season that was (understandably) erratic in terms of events being able to take place, tier restrictions etc. it's nice to get back to a meaningful League - just a couple of rounds to go!


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Parking in Kilndown village, along Church Rd. Park on the side of the road, taking care not to block anyone's entrance drive nor squash any daffodils. Nearest railway stations (none actually very near): Marden 11km; Wadhurst 11km; Tunbridge Wells 15 km.  Nearest postcode TN17 2RN what3words ///disputes.witty.reassured

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. Now open, via  by midnight Wed 9th March (day before event). 

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

No Registration on the night.

The Start will be a short distance (100m) into the wood. At the N side of the junction of Church Rd/Ranters Lane/Rogers Rough Rd (w3w ///jokes.mirroring.garages) a control flag will indicate the start of the footpath heading NW.

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. 20 in two series 90 to 99 and 100 to 109. Start with one series and then switch to the other when & where you wish – no changing back. There is no separate changeover control.

10 points per control, 10 points penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Controls will be collected from 8.55pm.

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, 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. Now open, 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


Apres-O & prizegiving: not on this occasion.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: 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.

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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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