Darenth Country ParkSat 9 Jul

Darenth Country Park
Darenth Country Park
Credit: Phil Basford

Kent Junior Orienteering Festival

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: Parkland & Woodland


Results and splits

Last updated: Fri 09 June, 2023


Dartford Orienteers invite you to the Kent Junior Orienteering Festival, the flagship event in the annual calendar for juniors only, being held at Darenth Country Park near Dartford.

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on each course for each of males and females.

Mainly open parkland with a small forested area to the south of the map. Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

Control Descriptions (for printing)

Location Info

Near: Dartford
Lat,Lng: 51.43031,0.24923
OS Grid Ref: TQ474752
Postcode: DA2 6PU
What3Words: ///ready.slides.secure

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Directions / Parking

The parking and event centre including Download is in the Darenth Country Park Car Park, Gore Farm, Gore Road, Dartford, DA2 6PU - follow the orienteering signs from the small roundabout (Gore Road).
Nearest railway station is Dartford which is a 5km walk/cycle from the event.

The Start and Finish are within 100m of the event centre.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Map: Darenth Country Park, 1:4,000 scale with 5m contours. Minor updates in Nov 2021.
Terrain: Mainly open parkland with a small, forested area to the south of the map.

Course Information

White 1.7km

There will be a control at each decision point.

Two sets of medals; boys and girls separately, for each of years 1 & 2 and years 3 & 4

Yellow 2.0km

Controls (checkpoints) are easy to find, either on or adjacent to paths. There is a maximum of two places where a decision has to be made to get from one control to the next.

Medals for years 5 & 6, boys and girls

Orange 3.0km

Controls are on or near paths with some choice of route.

Medals for years 7 & 8, boys and girls

Light Green 4.0km

Controls will require some navigation to locate them and they may be in the forest but there will always be a path fairly close in Darenth Country Park.

Medals for years 9 upwards, boys and girls

Anyone can run a longer course than that specified for their school year group and be competitive on that course.

Distances are approximate and are measured in straight lines. Actual distance will be slightly longer.

Entry Details

Entry in advance only via racesignup

Entry fee: £3.00

Entry fee chip hire: £1.00

Entries close at midnight on July 7th

Registration and Start times

Start times: 11.00 - 12.00


No toilets are available at the event. There are toilets at nearby supermarkets and petrol stations for customers.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Andrew Evans - andrew.evans444@btinternet.com

Nearest A&E Hospital

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford DA2 8DS
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Safety Notes

Maps are overprinted with the Organisers telephone number.
Orienteering is an adventure sport and you take part at your own risk and are
responsible for your own safety during the event.


You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are required to self-isolate.
You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct