Beacon WoodAnytime Orienteering

Location Info

Near: Dartford
Lat,Lng: 51.42186,0.28900
OS Grid Ref: TQ592716
Postcode: DA2 8AR
What3Words: ///lights.risen.early

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Directions / Parking

Main car park in Country Park (Donation)


Having opened in 1991, Beacon Wood is a relatively new country park, but it has rapidly become a firm favourite with locals due to its rolling, varied woodland and interesting history.

In 1935, the excavation of clay for cement manufacture began, resulting in the pitted landscape we see now. Today, the park features a shady picnic area, and a variety of trails running around old clay pits which have almost completely reverted back to a natural state, with a wide mix of flora and fauna.


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MapRun directory path

UK > Kent > DFOK courses with marker posts see DFOK website > Beacon Wood POC

Courses available

Beacon Wood POC Long

Line course, 4.2km,15 controls

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Beacon Wood POC Medium

Line course, 3.3km,12 controls

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Beacon Wood POC Short

Line course, 3.1km,11 controls

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Beacon Wood POC All controls Score

Score course, 90mins,15 controls

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Nearest A&E Hospital

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford DA2 8DS
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No facilities except parking & picnic site.

Visit the Beacon Wood Country Park website