Scotney Castle Estate Summer Series

Thu 14 Jul 2016

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

Info updated: Thu 21 Jul


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Lamberhurst

Directions / Parking

Follow directions for Scotney Castle on A21 south of Lamberhurst

Registration & Start Times

From 19:00 to 19:15 in the main Scotney Castle car park (please don’t be late).

Order food (if you want it) for Après-O at registration.

Briefing and Mass Start at 19:30.

Help will be given to newcomers to explain the map and the course. Please make yourself known.

Course Information

Two Courses:

60 minute ‘Score’ race for beginners and improvers – How many can you find in the time available?
60 minute ‘Score’ race for experienced orienteers – with additional controls that will be more challenging to find and involve rougher terrain.


Some Check Points will be easier to find – these will typically be on or close to paths or in open parkland. Other Check Points will be harder to find – these will typically be deep in wooded areas. You don’t have to find all the Check Points.


As it’s the summer, the grass, nettles and brambles have been growing rapidly. Check Points will be located in accessible places but experienced orienteers should still have full leg cover (not necessary for the beginners and improvers provided they stick to open parkland and paths).


As it is a Score event, you will need to have some way of keeping track of time. You will lose points if you are back late.


We will use a special orienteering map at a scale of 1:10,000.

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 Details

Enter on the day, from 7pm.  adults £4,  juniors £1,  dibber* hire £1

You can compete in a small group or family if you prefer, (and just pay one entry fee).


* this event will use SPORT IDENT electronic punching; you will need to carry a special “dibber” but you can hire one on the day if you don’t have one.

Terrain Description

Scotney Castle estate is an undulating park area surrounding the old castle with its lake (though this is out of bounds to orienteers), with an adjoining wooded hillside running up towards Kilndown. The Courses will use the path network, runnable open ground, woodland trails and the woodland itself.


toilets available at Scotney Castle

Contacts / Officials

organiser: Richard Field

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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