Knole ParkThu 14 Mar

Kent Night Cup: 21 - final round

Local 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 split times

Results with KNC points

KNC League - final standings


Organiser/Planner comments:

We are grateful for the Knole Estates giving us permission to use the area, with its fine terrain and ideal location.

Thanks to all for coming to the event last night. The new Dave Peel map of Knole gave me the opportunity to produce the 1:7,500 scale map of the eastern side of the park and Godden Wood. This allowed the added challenge of if/how to tackle the 4 controls in Godden Wood before venturing into the park itself. Well done to Mark Ford and Ed Lines for getting maximum points just within the hour, with Mark just edging the win. My thanks go to Mark Glaisher for his help with the entries and results. Also, many thanks to the 12 people who offered to collect controls (particularly Hal from SO and Neil from DFOK); and especially Brendon, Alison, John, Alan and Graham for helping with this unenviable (given the weather) task.


KNC coordinator comments:

Following the last event of the season, I'd like to thank all who have supported the series - event officials, back office staff at Saxons, DFOK, SO and MV, the landowners and of course the competitors.

The News entry explains the outcome of the League, and that John Cross is kindly taking over the role next season. I very much appreciated the compliments and feedback from everyone, and was surprised to receive the nice memento - thank you!


Last updated: Fri 15 March, 2024


Knole Park East & Godden Wood. For the final round of the 2023/24 Kent Night Cup, we return to the historic Knole Park in Sevenoaks, with a new Dave Peel map. Beautiful mixed runnable forest and open land in this deer park; with interesting contour and point features. A good network of rides and paths to aid navigation. For this event, we will be using the eastern part of the map, together with the newly mapped area of Godden Wood, to the east of the park.

NB Please gather for 7.15pm outside the Bucks Head (see below) to allow time for a briefing and walk to the start.

Location Info

Near: Sevenoaks
Lat,Lng: 51.27398,0.22526
OS Grid Ref: TQ552534
What3Words: ///wishes.beside.shark

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Directions / Parking

Parking is on-street in Godden Green village centre, on the eastern side of Knole Park. Nearest postcode TN15 0JJ

Please park considerately so as not to inconvenience local residents and visitors.

Access to Godden Green is via country lanes from the A25 and A21/A225.

Public Transport Options

Sevenoaks British Rail station is approximately 2 miles away, but there is no direct route except by walking via streets and public footpaths through the park.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. The brand-new Dave Peel map, with the first use for a night event!

Beautiful mixed runnable forest and open land in this deer park; with interesting contour and point features. A good network of rides and paths to aid navigation. The event will also use the newly mapped area of Godden Wood, to the east of the park.

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls in two series of 10, numbered 90s and 100s; visit as many as you can in either series before switching to the other. 10 points per control. No changeover control. Each series also has two dumbbell controls (90 & 91; 100 & 101) which can be taken in either order and each will gain an additional 10 points. A line on the map joins the dumbell pairs. 10-point penalty per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes. Max score 220 points.

Controls will be collected 70 minutes after the last start (course closing time).

Controls will be SIAC enabled. Separate/loose control descriptions will not be provided.

After your run, please download as normal. Timing printouts will be provided, and the results will be available on the website and at the Apres-O.

If you can help collect controls afterwards, please do volunteer. The more helpers that we have for this task, the quicker it gets done, and the quicker the prizes get given out in the pub afterwards.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via

Entering as an Individual (take part on your own)
Seniors (British Orienteering members) £7, Non-members of BO £10.
Juniors & students £4 (BO or non-BO).

Entering a Group (going round together)
1 dibber. Includes a map for each person in the Group:
£12 (British Orienteering members), £15 (non-BO), covers all in the Group

Dibber loan (non SIAC): Free.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry only via by midnight Wed 13th March (day before event).

This will require details for safety purposes. No registration on the night.

The start will be a five-minute walk from the parking area. Please gather for 7.15pm outside the Bucks Head (see below) to allow time for a briefing and walk to the start.

Mass start 7.30pm.


Toilets at the ‘Apres-O’ venue (see below) may be used before your run, but no spikes or muddy shoes please.

Apres-O & prizegiving: At the Bucks Head, in the centre of Godden Green. If you wish to have a meal, please indicate so when you complete the entry form as this will help arrangements with the pub. Food can be ordered on the night at the pub. A sample menu can be viewed below, though this changes weekly -


In addition to the prizes for the event itself, the KNC League 2023-24 prizegiving will take place in the pub.

The Men’s and Women’s Kent Night Cups will be presented to the first Man and Woman in the League.

KNC League Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female, first (or next) male and female 40+ (‘Veteran’) and first (or next) male and female 60+ (‘SuperVeteran’) in the League. Only one prize per person, note!

To qualify for a League prize the competitor must take part in 7 or more KNC events during the season.

The Nick Hope Cup is presented to the person attending the greatest number of KNC events in the season. Go to Information > Event Leagues & series: Kent Night Cup for details, & to see what happens in the event of a tie.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead only please.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: David Kingdon - mob: 07539 661728 email: dave.kingdon"at"

Nearest A&E Hospital

Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury TN2 4QJ, signed from the A21.
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Safety Notes

Some sort of torch is 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.

An emergency contact number will be printed on the map. Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended and mandatory for newcomers. You can let us know if you are lost or late, and we can contact you if you have not returned.


By agreement with the landowner, £1.50 of each entry fee for this event is being made by Saxons O.C. as a charitable donation to the Kent and East Sussex Air Ambulance Charity. Further donations to this very worthwhile organisation are very welcome and can be made at –