Knole Park. Kent Night Cup 14

The KNC round with Christmas Lights!

Thu 22 Dec 2016

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

Info updated: Tue 27 Dec


Event Report

There was a definite seasonal theme to the Knole Park event, with the flashing dibbers as well as the illuminations at bonus point control 92. There was the biggest turnout of the season so far (55), so KNC points were hard-won. Congratulations to M & W winners Nick Barrable and Alison Howe, and to those who achieved performances above the norm - Steve Waite, Sarah Howes and Roger Pring, 

We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to use the SI Air system. Thanks go to Fiona & Mike for putting on the event, to Jerry Purkis for the set up for SI Air, and the control collectors.

Photos this week courtesy Sarah Howes & Fiona Wilson.

At just beyond mid-season, the current overall League Leaders are Brendon & Alison Howe, with Beryl Pring and Ian Ditchfield leading the SuperVeteran categories

Mark Glaisher

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Meet in the car park near Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Buckhurst Lane, just off the High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1LW. Map reference TQ532547. Nearest railway station Sevenoaks, 1.5Km.  

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late).                                    

Briefing and mass start at 19:30 sharp                                                    

Order food for apres-O at Registration

SPORTIDENT AIR Dibbers will be provided!! Participants in this event have an exceptional opportunity to experience the cutting edge of technical innovation in orienteering technology! We will be trialling these next generation SI dibbers, which register when waved in close proximity to an SI control box. So none of this old fashioned dibbing will be required; you could save a couple of seconds at each control!!  Please be ready with your BOF number, for speedy registration.

Controls: in order that everyone can get to the Apres-O asap, and to make the task less onerous for the collectors, we would like more control collectors than usual and we’d like to arrange this in advance.  There are a number of access points to the park via the surrounding roads, so we can split up the collecting in to easily manageable parcels.  Please could you let the organisers know if you would be able to help? 

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls; visit as many as you can. If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map with 5m contours, updated spring 2014.  Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. 

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

Entry on the Day: Seniors £4, Juniors £1.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

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)

Terrain Description

Mixed parkland.


Apres-O: meet afterwards at The Sennockian in the High Street (139-141) TN13 1UX (a short walk from the car park).   A menu will be available at registration (it is also on the pub’s website but without prices – but they are extremely reasonable.

Secret Santa If you are coming to the pub, there will be a Secret Santa – so everyone gets a prize!  Please bring a wrapped gift of value around £3-£5

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Fiona Wilson

Planner/Organiser: Mike Solomon

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.

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