Mote Park Sunday Series event

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sun 30 Sep


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Maidstone

Directions / Parking

Follow the signs to Mote Park from the A20 in Maidstone town centre.

The main car park is at:
ME15 7SU

Public Transport options

Maidstone rail stations

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10.00-12.00

Starts 10.30-12.30

Registration will be near the main car park. Follow tapes to the 'event tent'.The start is about 5-10 mins walk away. 

Courses close at 14.30

Course Information

Course lenghts are:

Yellow 2.5 k

Orange 3.1 k

Light Green 4.1 k

Green 5.1 k

Blue 6.2 k

Brown 7.3 k

60 minute score course

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Pre entry on Fabian 4 before midnight on 27 September to ensure you get a map. Start times will not be pre-allocated. Turn up at the start when you are ready

BO seniors £8

Non BO seniors £11

Juniors £3

Seniors on Yellow and Orange courses £5

Groups (max 2 adults and any number of juniors) £10

Entry on the day plus £2 for adults. No extra for Junior EOD

Dibber hire £1

Terrain Description

Parkland with small pockets of woodland and a large lake to make route choice interesting


There is a pay and display car parking charge of £2 in force

Cafe and toilets in the park close to car park and registration

Dogs allowed?

Dogs under control please

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jean Fitzgerald

Organiser: alison howe

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering 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. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

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 ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

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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