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

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following government lockdown rules. To enable us to maintain social distancing requirements, we will not be offering coaching to beginners at the start. If you havent tried orienteering before and need guidance please contact our head coach in the first instance.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering 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. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

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 ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

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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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.