Scotney Castle Estate ranking Sunday league event

By kind permission of the National Trust

Sun 24 Apr 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Info updated: Sun 24 Apr

Results

Pre Event Info

Location

Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Lamberhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 8JN. Follow brown National Trust signs to Scotney Castle off the A21.

Parking at Scotney Castle overflow car park on RHS 400m after entering the estate. Parking fee £3 or free if National Trust member.  Note: when you leave, the exit is at the bottom of the car park. Nearest Station: Frant (7 miles)

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10am - 11.45am for hire dibber collection and entry on the day.

Start times: 10:30 – 12:00 (courses close at 2:00pm).

1Km walk from Registration to the Start.  Pre-entries with their own dibber may go direct to the Start. Start times will not be allocated - turn up and go.                                                

Course Information

Colour coded courses: Yellow (2.3Km, 65m climb), Orange (3.2Km 80m), Light Green (3.5Km 95m), Green (4.5Km 135m), Blue (5.8Km 165m) and Brown (7.9Km 210m - in two parts, printed back-to-back).

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours, updated 2016. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper. On the map: Black X = Man made object/Hide.   Blue X = Water trough  Green O = Distinctive tree.   NOTE: The Legend is not printed on the map. Copies of the standard Legend will be available at Registration and the Start.      

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

Enter via Fabian4 http://www.fabian4.co.uk/  until midnight Thursday 21st April.

Seniors £7 (non British Orienteering members +£2),   Juniors £3 (Saxons Juniors will be refunded £1)

SI dibber hire £1. Seniors on yellow /orange £3 (non BOF +£2)

Entry on the day +£2, subject to map availability. (Large groups please contact Organiser)

Terrain Description

A mixture of good runnable woodland, open parkland and water features with a network of paths and plenty of contour and point features. All managed by the National Trust. The area is used by dog walkers - if you encounter dogs, please give them a wide berth.

Facilities

Please make use of the National Trust shop and tearoom by the main house. Toilets are adjacent to Visitor Entrance to the House (700m from Registration). The route to the Start passes within 200m of the toilets.

Make the most of your visit - The House and Old Castle are open until 5pm.

Dogs allowed?

The National Trust welcomes dogs on the Estate if kept on short leads. Note that the open parkland is a working farm, with livestock in some fields.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Mark Glaisher 01634 366933

Planner: Mel Taylor

Controller: Mike Solomon (SAX)

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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