Beacon WoodSat 2 Jul

Come and Try It event

Local level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Woodland

Last updated: Fri 17 June, 2022

Overview

Dartford Orienteers invite you to an event aimed at newcomers in this attractive park just off the A2 between Dartford and Gravesend consisting of runnable woodland, meadows and several interesting brown features. There's even a short section of historic industrial railway track and some wagons.

Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

We are offering a range of Line courses and a 60 minute Score course so there's a course suitable for all ages and levels of experience.

Location Info

Near: Bean
Lat,Lng: 51.42185,0.28901
Postcode: DA2 8AR
What3Words: ///trunk.tags.simple

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Directions / Parking

Car Parking will be at the main car park just south of Bean village w3w trunk.tags.simple. Best accessed from Bluewater Shopping Centre exit of the A2 from which it is less than 1k south.

There is a parking fee of £1 per car, payable to the park authorities on the day via an honesty box. Cash only.

Course Information

Yellow 2.1km

Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.

Orange 3.2km

Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.

Green 4.6km

Suitable for those with some orienteering experience.

60 mins Score

The controls will be in three sets, numbered in the 60's, 70's and 80's. No set course to follow. Find as many controls in any one set then move to a different set and finish on the final set. You have a time limit of 60 minutes with penalties for exceeding the allocated time.

All distances are measured in straight lines and are approximate currently.

Entry Details

Enter in advance via racesignup. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, 30th June.

Entry fees:

Individual

Senior: £5.00

Junior: £3.00

Group participating together (one entry)

Entry Fee: £8.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Registration and Start times

Start times: 1100 - 1200

Facilities

Event centre
Event centre will be a tent a short walk into the woods beyond the car park. Follow the signs.

There are no toilets at the Country Park. Toilets are available at Bluewater Shopping Centre.

There will be a first aid kit at the event for largely self-use and a first aid trained club member in attendance.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Richard Bostock - richard_bostock@talk21.com

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Safety Notes

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or if you are required to quarantine after returning from overseas

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