Mote Park New Year’s Day Score event

Sun 1 Jan 2017

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

Info updated: Tue 3 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Maidstone

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the main car park. Mote Park is signed from the roundabout junction of the A249 and A20 in Maidstone

Public Transport options

Maidstone stations (East/West/Barracks) around 30 minutes walk away

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.45.

Starts between 11.00-12.00

Courses close at 13.00

Course Information

There will be 2 courses both 1 hour score events:

Course 1; 20 controls made up of 90 to 99 and 100 to 109 series. Visit in any order from a series but when you change series you cannot change back. You can start with either series. Penalties for those over the hour.

Course 2; 20 controls made up of 90 to 99 and 100 to 109 series. Visit as many controls as possible in any order within an hour. Penalties for those over the hour.

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 only. If you are brining a large group please let the organiser know so we make sure we have sufficient maps.

Fees £5 senior/£3 junior/£5 for groups

Dibber hire (to record your times) £1.

Terrain Description

Large parkland with small patches of woodland. Large lake makes planning your route to controls more interesting! Plenty of paths for beginners.


Cafe and toilet in park (check opening times before arrival).

Car parking charge £1.00. Please pay at machine

Dogs allowed?

Dogs under control in the park please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Bohdan Rainczuk

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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