Perry Wood Kent Night Cup round 6

Kent Night Cup round 6

Thu 22 Oct 2015

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

Info updated: Fri 23 Oct


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Parking in the car park by the crossroads in the middle of Perry Wood, south of Selling. Nearest postcode ME13 9RN is 400m west of the car park, so if you reach here go east and the car park is just beyond the crossroads.

If coming from M2 take A251 south towards Challock. Turn off left on Newhouse Lane. Keep travelling East through Selling then turn south.

Nearest railway station: Selling 2.5km

Public Transport options

Selling railway station 2.5km

Registration & Start Times

Registration 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). There will be a short walk from registration to the start and we will set off at 7.20 sharp. Start briefing and mass start at 19:30.

Course Information

60 minute score with 20 controls, suitable for all abilities – with some ‘easier’ controls for beginners/novices. Visit as many controls as you can in the hour. One point per control with bonus points available for any consecutive control numbers found (e.g. 91,92,93 would give 3 + 2 bonus points)

Time Penalty of 1 point per minute, or part, over the 60 mins.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours; updated October 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

Enter on the day - but please let the Organiser know you plan to come (email & Phone Details below), so we get the quantity of maps about right.

Equipment  SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Whistle compulsory.

Cost Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

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.

Terrain Description

 Mixed forest with a track and path network; some unmarked mountain bike tracks.


Après-O: The Rose and Crown Inn (post code ME13 9RY), which is a 2 min drive from the event parking. To reach it, drive south from parking. Food to be ordered at registration.

Prizes: Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Organisers and Planners: Heather Brown 07895 558016 & Tony Connellan

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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