Summer event at Brockhill Country Park

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Type of event: Local

Info updated: Sat 27 Aug


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Hythe

Directions / Parking

Brockhill Country Park is just on the edge of Saltwood, close to J11 of the M20.

Take J11 M20 and follow signs for Hythe A20. Before the first roundabout, turn left on A20 signed Lyminge. Take the first right signed Saltwood (Sandling Road). There are official Brown Park signs from this junction all the way to Brockhill. 

The entrance to Brockhill Country Park is shared with Brockhill School and is on the right hand side after about a mile.Take the right fork into the Park. 

Public Transport options

Sandling Station: 1km walk along pavements. Buses from Ashford, Canterbury and Folkestone 

Registration & Start Times

Start times between 4.30 and 5.30 pm. This is later than our normal events to ensure there is sufficient parking. This will also avoid the heat of the midday sun.

Course Information

This event will have 2 'score' courses. A score orienteering course is a course with a set time, not a set distance. You will have 60 minutes to find as many of the orienteering controls marked on your map as possible. You score points for every control you find. If you are back late you lose points for every minute or part minute you are late.

There will be an easy score course, aimed at new orienteers and those that do not want to orienteer as far, and a hard score course (which will have slightly different rules to encourage orienteers to run further).

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

Entry in advance on Racesignup

Run on your own or in a group. Orienteering club members receive a discount. Non members welcome. 

Individual (club member/non-member)
    Senior: £5.00/£7.00
    Junior: £3.00
Group (2-5 people e.g. family running Score course together)
    Entry Fee: £10.00

Terrain Description

Brockhill Park is dominated by a grass covered valley bisected by the Brockhill Stream. Brockhill's lake, woods, meadows, picnic and play areas – along with the excellent Brockhill Café – make it a great spot for a day out. The park is also rich in wildlife, including marbled white butterflies and green woodpeckers.


Picnic area. Toilets. Play area. (the cafe closes at 4pm).

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed in the park. On a lead please near the start/finish and on the course.

Contacts / Officials

organiser: Gaby Roch

organiser: Dave Pickup

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.

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