Kent Orienteering League - Shorne Woods Country Park

Saturday 18th June

Entries open Sunday 29th May

Beautiful woodland with mainly deciduous trees, an attractive lake, some areas of open and lots of brown features.
Registration online only in advance. Start Times: 11:00 to 12:30;
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
Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
Blue 6.5km
As technically as hard as we can make it; for experienced orienteers.
   Entry limit: 5
21 controls. Visit as many controls as you can in an hour in any order. 7 easy controls numbered in the 60's, 7 moderate difficulty numbered in the 70's and 7 more difficult numbered in the 80's

All course lengths are approximate currently and will be as measured in straight lines. Actual distance travelled will be greater.
Entry Fees
    Senior: £5.00/£7.00
    Senior Chip hire: £1.00
    Junior: £2.00/£3.00
    Junior Chip hire: £1.00
Groups participating together (one entry)
    Entry Fee: £10.00
    Entry Fee Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Event Information

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms or if you are required to self isolate.

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

Event centre
The event centre is at Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road, Shorne DA12 3HX very close to the A2. Follow the Brown tourist signs to the Country Park.

The event centre, start, finish and download are close to the main car park within the Country Park.

There are refreshments at the event centre and toilets.

Entry fees
There are two Senior and Junior fees noted above. The lower one is for members of British Orienteering. You do not have to be a member to participate and we welcome newcomers.

Please make every reasonable effort to arrive at the event in time for your allocated start window

Electronic punching
Electronic punching will be used and the controls will be activated for contactless punching. Hired dibbers will be in individual envelopes for collection at Enquiries. Everyone must punch at the start and finish as these are not set up for contactless recording.

Control descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the map. For those who prefer to also have loose control descriptions to save opening and refolding the map, these are 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
After finishing, please proceed directly to Download. Your splits print out will be handed to you. Hired SI dibbers should then be deposited in a pink container nearby.

Results will not be on display at the event but we hope to be providing a QR code link to live results at the event. They will also be on the DFOK website after the event.

Refund policy
If you have entered but are unable to attend the event, if you contact the Organiser by email no later than 9pm on the day before the event, a full credit for a future DFOK event will be given or a refund of your entry fee minus the small entry system provider charges.

We are grateful to Kent County Council for permission to use the area.

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