Scotney Castle EstateSat 25 Nov
Local level event
Explanation of event levels
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.
Scotney Castle KOL 3 Report
What a day we had for our 3rd instalment of the Kent Orienteering League, beautiful sunshine and not too wet in the woodland and on the paths. Many thanks to all of you who helped on the day, and a big thank you to the volunteers at Scotney Castle who welcomed and supported us on arrival.
I would like to thank all our runners for turning up and making the event a success. Most of you were smiling at the finish albeit some a bit more tired than others.
I hope the courses provided a suitable challenge on the day, and looking at the overall times, that were a little bit longer than normal, so it seems they did. I think the elevation and the somewhat heavy terrain in parts played a part in this.
See you all next time on the 9th of December at Beacon Wood Country Park.
KOL league tables can be found here
Kent Orienteering League events are organised by Saxons and DFOK and take place on Saturday mornings. A range of courses are available to suit all abilities including newcomers with no experience. League tables are published after each event.
Near: Lamberhurst Lat,Lng: 51.09243,0.40594
Directions / Parking
Parking at the National Trust car park at Scotney Castle. Postcode TN3 8JN. Please note parking needs to be booked in advance on the National Trust website. Book your parking at Scotney Castle | Kent | National Trust.
Spaces are released on a four-week rolling basis. If you are a National Trust member car parking is free. For non-members the cost is £4.50
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The car park spaces for Scotney on Saturday morning are now fully booked. If you can car share with someone else, please do. If this means you have a spare car park reservation, please let us know - we may be able to pass it on to someone who hasn't pre-booked a space.
Public Transport Options
The only option is by train with the nearest station being Wadhurst 5½ miles away.
Map / Terrain
1:7500 scale map of the Scotney Castle Estate, contour intervals 5m. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.
Mainly woodland with some rough areas and some open terrain.
There are lots of fences with barbed wire and wire/ruined fences. The layout of the courses is designed so the fences can be crossed at crossing points as indicated on the map.
Five courses available:
Yellow - Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on main paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners. Approx distance 2.2 km.
Orange - Moderate, controls are on or near paths with more route choice. Good for progressing juniors and beginner adults who are reasonably confident reading a map. Approx distance 2.9 km.
Green - As technically hard as we can make it, for experienced orienteers requiring a shorter run than the blue course. Approx distance 4.2 km.
Blue - As technically hard as we can make it, for experienced orienteers. Approx distance 5.7 km.
Score - No set distance, but a 60 minute time limit. Find as many of the 21 controls as possible in one hour. Good for adult beginners, those progressing from orange to green, and those that want to be back in a set time.
Pre-entry only. This will be via http://www.racesignup.co.uk
Senior (member/non-member): £5/£8
Junior/Student (member/non-member) £3/£5
Group (member/non-member): £8/£13
Basic non-SIAC dibber (electronic timing device) available for hire free of charge. SIAC dibbers available for hire for £1.50.
Entries close the day before the event.
Registration and Start times
Start times will be from 11:00 to 12:30. Courses close at 14:00.
The Coach House tea-room sells a wide range of snacks, hot and cold lunch items, hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits, ice-creams, and children's meals. The menu changes daily and seasonally. Opening hours are on the website. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
Toilets and changing facilities for babies and toddlers are available by the courtyard tea-room and by the Scotney property office. Accessible toilets are in the courtyard only.
Scotney also have their "Christmas at Scotney" event this weekend, so if you have time why not visit that whilst you are there.
Dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times in the car park and, because of grazing livestock, in areas of open parkland and farm land on the estate.
Nearest A&E Hospital
Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury, TN2 4QJ
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