September 2020 Challenge: Jeskyns Community Woodland

Where: Jeskyns Community Woodland. Start and Finish at the South Side of the Cafe, which is the main building visible to the south of the car park.

Parking: At the Jeskyns Community Woodland main car park, Henhurst Road, Cobham, Kent. Nearest Postcode DA12 3AN. Jeskyns is just two minutes off the A2 dual carriageway. Take the Gravesend East turning off the A2 and follow directional signage to Sole Street. Pass over a railway bridge and our entrance is just 200m further on on the left hand side. There are usually plenty of spaces in the main car park or the adjacent overflow parking area. All parking is hard standing. Parking is £1:20 for up to 1 hour, £2 for up to 2 hours and £3 for all day. Coins required. Toilets and a cafe are provided.

When: Any time until midnight on 30 September. Start at any time you choose.

There is a choice of two Line courses where the controls have to be taken in order.
A Short (2.7k) course with 5 controls. Print the map
A Long (6.3k) course with 12 controls. Print the map

There is no time limit for completing either course.

The activities use the permanent orienteering course controls with an orienteering map but there is no plaque at the Start/Finish. The App uses an OpenOrienteeringMap which is not recommended as your map for this activity.

Download the App MapRunF to your mobile phone then within the App, go to Select Event then scroll down to UK, then Kent and the Gravesend folder. The events are Jeskyns Short DFOK PXAC and Jeskyns Long DFOK PXAC. Click here for Guidance on how to use the App

Control descriptions are printed are on each map. On the Long Course, only controls with a letter on the control description sheets have a POC post; there is no POC post or other orienteering infrastructure at controls with a number. We are not providing loose controls descriptions for these events. The Finish (two circles) is the same place as the Start.

The Long course crosses a road which has no pavements and is marked with purple crosses to show that it is out of bounds to participants so do not run along it.

Both courses are suitable for everyone, including Juniors, and are entirely within the Community Woodland. There is very little traffic on the road passing through the south part of the map but take care and go straight across it at the marked crossing point.

In line with current Government guidance, ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, including with members of the public and participate in accordance with those guidelines.

This Challenge is not an organised event or activity, so you are not covered by British Orienteering's insurance. You do the Challenge as an individual for personal training and you are responsible for both your own safety and the safety of others around you.

Results: these will be available in early October.

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Enjoy your run!
Andrew Evans