Buckmore ParkSat 3 Feb

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


Results with splits


Last updated: Thu 08 February, 2024


Event 6 of the 2023/24 KOL series. Entries have been kept open beyond the advertised closing date as we have maps available on most courses (see below).

Beautiful woodland with some splendid ancient trees and lots of brown features.
A range of courses to suit all ages and levels of experience. Newcomers are most welcome.
Free parking. Toilets available.

Location Info

Near: Chatham
Lat,Lng: 51.34026,0.50421
Postcode: ME5 9QG
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Directions / Parking

The event centre is at the Buckmore Park Scout Campsite, Maidstone Road, Chatham ME5 9QG accessible from the Lord Lees roundabout junction of the M2 and the A229. From the Lord Lees roundabout follow the brown tourist signs to Buckmore Park kart circuit. Car park entrance w3w glare.error.cards

Pre-event Details

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.


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

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

Entry Details

Entries: Entries via www.racesignup.co.uk. Entries in advance only. Entries have been kept open on www.racesignup.co.uk beyond the advertised closing date as we still have maps available on most of the courses.

if you enter on the day, please do so before you leave home. We are not taking cash entries at the event and it is usually much easier to enter with WiFi than using the racesignup system at the event with only a mobile phone.

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 and SIAC dibbers will be available for hire at £1 and SIACs at £2.50.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: David Dawson

Planner: David Dawson

Controller (risk assessment only): Andrew Evans

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