Beacon Wood Country Park Come and Try It

Saturday 2nd July

Entries close Thursday 30th June

Dartford Orienteers invite you to an event aimed at newcomers in this attractive park just off the A2 between Dartford and Gravesend consisting of runnable woodland, meadows and several interesting brown features. There's even a short section of historic industrial railway track and some wagons.

Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

We are offering a range of Line courses and a 60 minute Score course so there's a course suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

Entries close at midnight on Thursday, 30th June

Enter by midnight Sunday 26th June to be sure a map will be available for your preferred course
Registration online only in advance. Start Times: 11:00 to 12:00;
Contact: [email protected]

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Yellow 2.0km
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Orange 3.0km
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Green 4.5km
Suitable for those with some orienteering experience.
60 mins Score
The controls will be in three sets, numbered in the 60's, 70's and 80's. No set course to follow. Find as many controls in any one set then move to a different set and finish on the final set. You have a time limit of 60 minutes with penalties for exceeding the allocated time.

All distances are measured in straight lines and are approximate currently.
Entry Fees
    Senior: £5.00
    Junior: £3.00
Group participating together (one entry)
    Entry Fee: £8.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Event Information

We invite you to enter an event in Jeskyns Community Woodland aimed primarily for those new or fairly new to orienteering but with a longer course available for those with some orienteering experience.

Car Parking will be at the main car park off just south of Bean village w3w trunk.tags.simple. Best accessed from Bluewater Shopping Centre exit of the A2 from which it is less than 1k south.

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 or if you are required to quarantine after returning from overseas

You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

Event centre
Event centre will be in the car park at Jeskyns Community Woodland

A cafe and toilets are available at the event. .

There will be a first aid kit at the event for largely self-use and a first aid trained club member in attendance.

Electronic punching
Contactless punching will be facilitated but it is a Punching Start and Finish.

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