KNC 4 Kings Wood

Thu 10 Nov 2022

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

Info updated: Wed 16 Nov


Event Report

Hope everyone enjoyed their run.

Very many thanks to the control collectors Sam, Andrew, Sean, Nick and Graham. I appreciate that it is a big effort to go out again to the far corners of the map after a hard run.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Challock

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Kings Wood, Challock forest car park off White Hill. From roundbout at Challock take A251 towards Ashford, after about 1km turn left onto White Hill towards Wye (signposted “Stour Valley Arts”) parking is a further 500m on left.

Nearest postcode TN25 4DG takes you to junction of A251 and White Hill, 500m west of parking.

Railway station: Wye 5km (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.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: Pre-entry only via  by midnight Wed 9th November (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes

No Registration on the night.

Assembly in car park, safety briefing at 7.20pm followed by short walk to the start.

Mass Start 7.30pm (consider social distancing)

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can in any order. 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 and is 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

Mixed forest, and one of our classic Regional event venues


No toilets nearby.

Apres-O & prizegiving: No local pubs open late enough so let's go to Wetherspoons in Ashford. County Hotel , 10 High Street, Ashford TN24 8TD. About 5.5 miles, 13 mins. No need to advance book.

Suggest you use the Vicarage Lane car park, TN23 1NJ. No charge after 6pm.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Simon Blanchflower 07895 024186 mapping”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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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.