Christmas Challenge 2022
Anytime Orienteering Location Info
Postcode: DA2 8AR
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Directions / Parking
Beacon Wood Country Park.
Entrance south of Bean village on the B255.
A Christmas challenge set by Colin and Rosie Merry.
Open from December 20th - January 8th inclusive.
Map and rules (info sheet) in next section.
Tips on using Maprun app. MapRun directory path
UK/Kent/Gravesend/Beacon Wood Scrabble Xmas 2022
Beacon Wood Scrabble Xmas 2022 PXAS ScoreV60
Score course, 60min,27 controls
PDF of map Info sheet
Some of the banks at Beacon Wood are steep and muddy hence become very slippery during or after rain. This particularly applies to the bank running north/south to the west of E. Take care on steep banks and also on wooden bridges and all areas where there are wooden duckboards as the footpath as these also become slippery when wet.
Nearest A&E Hospital
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Virtual Orienteering Courses
MapRun is an app which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. There are now MapRun courses set up all across the UK which you can go and run right now, with more new ones being added all the time.
Using MapRun, you can run an orienteering course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version; the only difference from a "traditional" course is that there are no physical markers on the ground. Instead, the phone tracks your location as you run and vibrates or buzzes to confirm when you've reached each control point on the course.
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These courses have fixed marker posts in place. Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks and green spaces.