Summer Series at Perry Wood

Thu 13 Jul 2017

Type of event: Local, Score

Info updated: Fri 14 Jul


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Selling

Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Rose and Crown Public House, Grove Road, Perry Wood, Near Selling, Faversham, ME13 9RY. Nearest railway station: Selling 2km

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 18:50 to 19:15. We are aiming to have a mass start at 19.20-19.30 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). Otherwise you can hire one.                                                              

Order food for apres-O at Registration

Course Information

60 minute score course suitable for all abilities. 20 controls will be placed in Perry Wood. Find as many as you can in the 1 hour time limit. You don’t have to visit them all.

It will still be light when you finish at 20.30, but it may be a bit dark under the trees, so you may want to bring a headtorch or small hand held torch to read the map.

You don’t have to be a member of an orienteering club (though we do encourage you to join a club after 3 events to support the sport). You can compete on your own or in a small group.

Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

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: Seniors £4, Juniors £1. Dibber hire £1.

Please email Brendon Howe if you intend coming so we know how many maps to print.

SPORT IDENT dibbers to hire if you don’t have one. Carrying a whistle is recommended (as a casualty, blow six short blasts, wait 1 min, repeat)

Terrain Description

Lovely woodland with nice hills, plenty of paths and surrounded by fields. Good views over Kent from the southern end. Split into 4 sections by country lanes, which will help you relocate if you need to.


Toilets in the Rose and Crown. Apres O & Prizegiving after the event in the Rose and Crown.

Contacts / Officials

Registration and requests for a map: Brendon Howe

Planners / Organisers: Graham & David Thomas

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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