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Controls (checkpoints) are entirely on or adjacent to paths. No route choice or decision points other than at control locations. Suitable for young children, accompanied or unaccompanied.
Controls are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Light Green 4.0km
Controls are away form paths and require good navigational skills to find them. Aimed at experienced orienteers
The following courses are as difficult technically as we can make them. Controls are usually well away from paths and in some cases there may be no logical path route between them. Suitable for experienced orienteers only.
Very Short Green 3.0km
Short Green 3.5km
Short Blue 5.5km
Short Brown 8.0km
For full details please see DFOK Event Details page www.dfok.co.uk
You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.
The event centre including Download is at Cats Protection, Chelwood Gate, Parking is mainly hard standing. Use postcode RH17 7DE in satnavs; w3w harmony.sprouting.thorax
Registration is in the entrance foyer of one of the buildings with the DFOK sail banner outside. Toilets are available in the same building. No muddy shoes or spikes inside the building.
Tom's will be present and located close to the Event Centre serving a range of hot and cold food.
The above fees apply until midnight on Sunday 9 January. Entries may be allowed beyond this date subject to the availability of maps and at an additional cost.
Mixed forest and open moorland with heather and dead bracken. Some mainly runnable forest, some marshy areas and a good path/ride network.
Start times 10:30 to 12:30. Two minute start slot intervals on each course.
It is a Punching Start.
Please make every reasonable effort to arrive at the event in time for your selected start time
Electronic punching will be used and the controls will be activated for contactless punching for those who have their own contactless SI card. Hired dibbers will be either contactless (higher price) or non-contactless at your choice.
Control descriptions will be printed on the map. For those who prefer to also have loose control descriptions to save opening and refolding the map, these will be available online as a pdf from the front event page of the DFOK website but will not be available at the event.
Finish and Download
It is a Punching Finish. After finishing, please proceed directly to Download. Download will largely be by the competitor, with assistance provided. Your splits print out will be handed to you. Hired SI dibbers should then be deposited in a pink container nearby.
We are grateful to the Conservators of Ashdown Forest, Mr and Mrs Brown and Mr and Mrs Reid for their kind permission to enable us to hold the event and to management at Cats Protection for our Event Centre facilities.
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