Summer Series 2 Perry Wood

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Our thanks go to Swale Borough Council for allowing us to use the Wood.....

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

Info updated: Fri 9 Aug


Event Report

Our thanks go to Swale Borough Council for allowing us to use Perry Wood for this evening event. It was good to have some newcomers trying a score event for the first time. In the summer the undergrowth does limit the control sites that can be used, and this affects routes between controls too, nevertheless I hope you enjoyed it.

The third event of this summer series is at Brockhill Park on Saturday 31st August, with the additional offering of an Orienteering Academy for novice orienteers and newcomers.


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Faversham

Directions / Parking

Perry Wood car park. Postcode ME13 9RN is just west of the crossroads in the Wood. The car park is a few metres east of the crossroads.

There is no parking charge.

Registration & Start Times

Registration in the car park 6.45pm - 7.15pm .

If you have a SI dibber please bring it to Registration

Mass start at 7.30pm prompt.

Courses close at 8.45pm - you must report back by this time.

Order food for apres-O at Registration using the menu I will display, also shown here:-

Course Information

60 minute 'score' course. Visit as many of the controls (check points) as you can in the time allowed.

There will be 22 controls. The controls have points values from 10 to 35.


Conventional Score (best for Newcomers/Beginners): Visit as many controls as you can in the 60 minutes.


or alternatively try 'Snooker O'! (inspired by the format used by David Fisher, MV)

Snooker O: There are 9 Red controls (10 points each) plus 3 Green (15pts), 3 Brown (20), 3 Blue (25), 2 pink (30) and 2 Black (35).

Part One: Red then Other colour then Red then Other colour then Red etc. until you have visited all 9 Red and 9 Other colour controls. Each control once only!

Part Two: A Green control then a Brown then a Blue then a Pink then a Black (these may be controls already visited in Part One).

Max number of controls that can be visited = 23

60 minutes with a penalty of 20 points per minute/part minute beyond 60 minutes


Course closes at 8.45pm - you must report back by this time, so we know everyone has returned.

1:7,500 scale map with 5m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

For newcomers, carrying a mobile phone is recommended. The organiser's mobile number will be printed on the map - don't hesitate to call this if you get into difficulty or will be late back.

(& for the experts: Controls will not be SIAC-enabled).

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 only.

Individual adults, non-members of British Orienteering: £7; members: £5

Individual juniors & students: £2

SI Dibber (timing chip) loan: free

If you take part as a group (2 or more): £10. This will include the loan of one dibber and a map for every member of the group.

Terrain Description

A very popular woodland locally, ranging from lovely runnable woodland with almost no vegetation (even in high summer) to areas of 6ft high bracken that could be a memorable adventure! Remember this is a score event, so the planning will mean you don't have to venture into the tough areas - just go round rather than through. 

Perry Wood has lots of paths, fine views across North Kent, and a nice pub near the middle to aid relocation.


Apres-O: We hope you can join us at The Rose & Crown pub near the centre of the map (ME13 9RY), for the opportunity to see how others got on, discuss your route etc.

The pub serves food in the evening, too. There will be a menu on display at Registration. Add your name and what you would like, and I will phone the order through just after you set off on your run.

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Mark Glaisher

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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