Knole Park SE LeagueSun 3 Mar

National and SEL event

National level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland


Results and splits

Routegadget - Black, Brown, Short Brown

Routegadget - Blue, Short blue

Routegadget - White to Green


Knole Park was created in 1456 when the area was enclosed to make a park for deer hunting. Fallow deer have been part of this landscape ever since and I’m sure many of you will have seen groups of them on your run. The mix of open parkland and runnable woodlands make this an enjoyable area for orienteering and Richard’s courses, which kept many of you off paths and going ‘straight’ wherever possible, were very well received with many positive comments heard at the finish and in the car park. The weather improved for the weekend, and although it was difficult to keep dry feet on the way to the start, the courses themselves were less soggy, and there were some pretty fast finishing times.

If you would like a second visit to the park there is a Kent Night Cup there on 14 March.

Last updated: Tue 05 March, 2024

Location Info

Near: Sevenoaks
Lat,Lng: 51.27095,0.19561
What3Words: ///washed.pinch.frames

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Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the Sevenoaks Town Multi-Storey - free on Sundays. Access via Suffolk Way and then Buckhurst Lane. (W3W: washed.pinch.frames). Enquiries, dibber hire/collection and download will all be in the multi-storey car park.
Please do not park in the National Trust car park within the competition area. If you would like to visit the Park and house after your run, parking in the NT car park requires booking in advance.

Public Transport Options

Train Station is 1.2km walk to Enquiries/Multi-Storey Car Park.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Kent's last medieval deer park with meandering walks and superb ancient open runnable woodland with lots of interesting contour detail.

Map Scale - Longer courses 1:10,000 with 5m contours, shorter course 1:7,500 with 5m contours.

Course Information

Full range of courses Black through to White and a Score course will be on offer. Preliminary distances subject to controlling.






M35, M40

Short BrownM18, M20, M45, M50W218.0220
BlueM16, M55, M60W35, W406.6225
Short BlueM65W18, W20, W45, W505.3170
GreenM70W16, W55, W604.6130
Short GreenM75W653.8120
Very Short GreenM80 +W70 +3.370

Light Green


Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Entries by racesignup

Early Entry (prior to midnight 26 Feb):
Senior (member/non-member): £15/£18
Junior/Student (member/non-member) £6/£8
Group (member/non-member): £12/£15
Novice Senior on Yellow, Orange or Score (member/non-member): £8/£11

Late Entry (after 26 Feb until 2 Mar): As above plus £2 for Seniors

As part of our license for this event the estate has asked us to make a charitable donation and have agreed that the Orienteering Foundation is an appropriate recipient. We will be collecting £1.50 per adult and £1 per junior for this purpose; this amount is included in the entry fees.

Saxons volunteers, please email Organiser if you can help on the day, and use the discount code provided in the signup form.

Basic non-SIAC dibber (electronic timing device) available for hire free of charge. SIAC dibbers available for hire for £1.50.Event Information

Registration and Start times

Enquiries, dibber hire/collection/clear and download will all be in the multi-storey car park.
Please do not park in the National Trust car park within the competition area. If you would like to visit the Park and house after your run, parking in the NT car park requires booking in advance.

Start is 800m from Enquiries/Sevenoaks Town Multi-Storey - exit the car park and follow taped route down Webbs Alley and into Knole Park. Please note the alley way is steep and can be slippery in wet weather. When you have finished, return to the multi-storey car park via the same route. Please remember to download before you leave.


Public toilets are available in the Sevenoaks bus station off Buckhurst Rd (2 min walk from the multi-storey car park)

There are many places to eat in Sevenoaks town centre - the High Street is 250ms from the multi-storey car park.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Jean Fitzgerald

Planner Richard Field

Controller Andrew Evans DFOK

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