Beacon WoodSat 9 Dec

Kent Orienteering League

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. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.

Terrain type: Woodland

Last updated: Mon 13 November, 2023


Event 4 of the 2023/24 KOL series.

Location Info

Near: Bean
Lat,Lng: 51.42191,0.28897
Postcode: DA2 8AR
What3Words: ///swift.pies.steps

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Map / Terrain

Map 1:5,000

An area with a lot of variety of terrain with the central part being runnable forest.

Course Information

Yellow 2.0km

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

Orange 3.0km

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

Green 4.5km

Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.

Blue 6.5km

As technically as hard as we can make it; for experienced orienteers.

All the above course lengths are approximate currently and will be as measured in straight lines. Actual distance travelled will be greater.


21 controls. Visit as many controls as you can in an hour in any order. 7 easy controls numbered in the 50's, 7 moderate difficulty numbered in the 60's and 7 more difficult numbered in the 70's. 10 points per control and a 5 points penalty for every minute or part minute you are late back.

Entry Details

Entries: Entries via Entries in advance only. Enter by midnight on 3rd December to be sure of a map for the course of your choice. Entries close at 5pm on Friday, 8th December. Entries may be available after this date until all maps on a course have been taken, including entry on the day also via racesignup.

Entry Fees: Seniors £5, Juniors £2 (DFOK Juniors FREE). Add £2 for Seniors and £1 for Juniors who are not members of British Orienteering. Families participating as a group £10.

Registration and Start times

Registration opens at 10:30

Start times from 11:00 to 12:30

Courses close at 14:00

Electronic Punching: Sportident electronic punching will be used for all courses. Contactless punching (SIAC) will be enabled. SI dibbers are available for hire at £1 and SIACs at £2.


No cafe or toilets but Bluewater Shopping Centre is nearby. Parking £1 using an honesty box.

First aid kit at the Event Centre for use largely on a self-help basis with a qualified first aider present and able to assist as necessary.

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs on a short lead are permitted

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Mark Collins

Planner: Mark Collins

Controller (risk assessment only): David Dawson

Nearest A&E Hospital

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford DA2 8DS
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