Darenth Country Park Come and Try It

Saturday 11th June

Entries close Thursday 9th June

Dartford Orienteers invite you to an event aimed at newcomers in this attractive park setting on the south side of Dartford. Mainly open parkland with a small forested area to the south of the map. 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 9th June
Enter by midnight Sunday, 5th 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
   Entered: 1
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Orange 3.0km
   Entered: 4
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
   Entered: 1
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 Darenth Country Park 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 in the main Country Park car park (w3w: ready.slides.secure), Gore Farm, Gore Road, Dartford DA2 6PU. The entrance is off the roundabout at the foot of the hill which is Gore Road heading south from Dartford just before the A2 over bridge.

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 near to the car park. Look for the tall dark blue sail banner.

No toilets are available at the event. There are toilets at nearby supermarkets and petrol stations for customers.

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

The map is 1:4,000 for all courses printed on waterproof paper.

Direction to the start will be taped from the car park.

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

Control descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the map. Loose control descriptions will be available online as a pdf accessible from the front event page of the DFOK website but will not be available at the event. These are helpful if you want to avoid keep unfolding your map to check the control code is correct at each control visited.

Results will not be on display at the event but you can access them on the DFOK website after the event www.dfok.co.uk. We hope to be able to show live results using a QR code which can be accessed by your mobile phone.

Event Details
Start List
Yellow Class Age Category Club Start window
Edward Knight Individual M80 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Orange Class Age Category Club Start window
Chris Baker Individual M85 DFOK 11:00 - 11:14
Elaine Eyers Individual W35 DFOK 11:30 - 11:44
Philip Lodge +1 Group participating together M45 IND 11:30 - 11:44
Lydia Willgress Individual W21 11:00 - 11:14
60 mins Score Class Age Category Club Start window
Ryan Coe Individual M35 DFOK 11:15 - 11:29