Foots Cray MeadowsSat 22 Apr

Five arch bridge
Five arch bridge
Credit: Philip Craven

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. 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 with splits

Last updated: Sun 28 May, 2023


Dartford Orienteers invite you to an event aimed at newcomers in this attractive park with a stream flowing through its centre. 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.

We have a few more maps so are keeping entries open for anyone still wanting to come along. Please enter via Racesignup though before you leave home to come to the event.

Location Info

Near: Sidcup
Lat,Lng: 51.42775,0.13591
Postcode: DA14 5EB

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Directions / Parking

Leafield Lane, off North Cray Road (A223) when heading towards Bexley.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Open meadows with small pockets of woodland and the River Cray flowing through the middle of the area.

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.


30 controls. Visit as many controls as you can in an hour. Controls are in 3 sets with numbers in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Start with any set, do as many within that set as you choose in any order then move on to one of the other two sets. No return to a set after you leave it.

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

Entry Details

Entry in advance only via racesignup

See racesignup for details of the entry fees

Groups are welcome. Enter the name of one person in the group only and add +x (e.g. +2 for a group of 3 people) to the surname for other members to the group. Only one entry is needed and we issue one map to the group unless there happens to be spare maps on the day on that course

Registration and Start times

Start at any time between 11:00 and 12:00

Dog restrictions

Dogs are allowed but must be on a short lead on the course

Contacts / Officials

Organiser and Planner: John Tzanetis

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