With the agreement of the Chair, I have been working with Kent Downs AONB for over 18 months on this klubb project and we have become agreed partners. There are, of course, a large number of partners in the valley, and DFOK’s role will be:
5C. Reading the Landscape
Led by our partner, the Dartford Orienteering Klubb, the project will enable a better understanding and reading of landscape form, and a route to exploring new areas.
Provide mapping workshops and exercises in the school grounds to enable children to read the immediate landscape and learn how to use maps.
Provide opportunities to schools outside the scheme area to use the many existing 'permanent' orienteering courses at heritage sites to provide challenging tests for navigation skills.
Map new sites (supplemented by LiDAR) to provide new permanent course.
Create specially designed heritage orienteering courses and events for families.
Create new heritage ‘geocaches’ as a stepping stone to deeper independent exploration in the valley.
This project will be volunteer led with a strong emphasis of understanding the landscape and enjoying its qualities and heritage.