Scotney Castle Estate KNC24

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Thu 10 Mar 2016

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

Info updated: Sat 12 Mar

Results

Event Report

Fiona and Mike made good use of the Scotney Castle Estate, with the course covering the more extensive woodland to the East in conjunction with a Start and Finish at the eastern edge (and top of the slope!). One judgement to be made was how far to descend - the parkland at the bottom of the slope enticed, with straightforward navigation but not actually that many controls. In the woodland one could not afford to be careless, and for a number of people a second try was needed to locate some of the point features.

Thank you Fiona and Mike for putting on a successful inaugural KNC round at the Estate, and David Kingdon for the specially adapted map.

Next week's venue is Brasted Chart, with the event hosted by DFOK and Andrew Pitcher (this week's winner) planning the course. Hope to see you there.

Mark Glaisher

KNC coordinator

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Kilndown TN17 2SG, near Lamberhurst. From the A21 to the East of Lamberhurst turn North on to Church Road (the junction will be flagged, TQ 694342) and continue North approximately 1 km to the village of Kilndown (TQ 700353). Park on the side of the road, taking care not to block anyone's entrance drive nor squash any daffodils. Nearest railway stations (none actually very near): Marden 11km; Wadhurst 11km; Tunbridge Wells 15 km.

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

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. Visit as many controls 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.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2015. 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. Dibber hire £1.

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

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. 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

The terrain is mostly deciduous woodland (Kilndown Wood) with some open ground.

Facilities

Apres-O & Prizegiving: Meet afterwards at The Globe and Rainbow, Ranters Lane, Kilndown , TN17 2SG (only a few metres from Registration).

Prize giving will take place in the pub afterwards.

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser: Fiona Wilson

Planner / Organiser: Mike Solomon

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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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