Orienteering Skills Session - Oldbury Hill nr Sevenoaks

Coaching for Saxons members

Sun 16 Oct 2022

Type of event: Coaching, Training
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland

Info updated: Mon 3 Oct


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info

This coaching session is aimed at new and improving orienteers, or those looking to work on a specific skill. We will offer a host of drills, each aimed at improving a different O skill. 

Guidance will be provided by our experienced coaches to ensure you get the most from the session. 

The day will culminate with a fun competition in a race format giving you an opportunity to put your new-found skills to the test. 


Nearest town: Sevenoaks

Directions / Parking

Parking along the service road adjacent to the Crown Point pub off the A25. 

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Public Transport options

none. If you're struggling with transport please email the organiser as we might be able to arrange a lift. 

Registration & Start Times

We will meet in the service road adjacent to the Crown Point pub from Noon for a 12:20 Start. I hope to be completed by 16:30. 

Please bring warm clothes with you as you will want to put something warm on between drills perhaps. If the weather looks likely to be wet please bring a cagoule too, and a dry bag to keep spare clothes/coat in. 

In general, participants should come in their usual orienteering clobber. This would mean trainers with some good grip on the bottom (or walking boots for those of planning a steadier pace) and running clothes you don't mind getting dirty. There are still a few areas of vegetation and low level brambles in places so full leg covering is essential. Invariably with training we will be moving through the woods slower than we might if in a race; do plan to wear an extra layer/s because its no fun training whilst freezing. 

Compass - If you have one, please bring it. If you haven't got a compass please let me know. You won't need your dibber. 

Food and Water - Do bring a snack to keep yourself going as well as some water, or a flask of tea etc. 

Mobile signal in parts of Oldbury can be a bit flaky. If you're running late don't panic, just meet us at the Session Hub opposite the car park at Styants Bottom Road. w3w:haven.tunes.woven

Entry Details

Please email by 1st October if you'd like to take part. Places are limited to 20 particpants. 

The session is free to Saxons members, and newcomers who are contemplating membership but just need to sample our excellent coaching programme before taking the plunge :-)

Dogs allowed?

No dogs. 

Contacts / Officials

Lead Coach: Brendon Howe

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

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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

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Do not congregate at the Finish.

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