KOL 5 Buckmore ParkSat 14 Jan

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: Forest


Results with splits

Routegadget (line courses)

Routegadget (score course)

Last updated: Tue 17 January, 2023


Entries for this event are now open on racesignup. Only a few maps remain available and there will be no entry on the day.

Control Descriptions (for downloading and printing)

Location Info

Near: Chatham
Lat,Lng: 51.34008,0.50404
Postcode: ME5 9QG
What3Words: ///glare.error.cards

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Directions / Parking

The Event Centre is at Buckmore Park Scout Camp, Maidstone Rd, Chatham ME5 9QG

From the Lord Lees roundabout follow the brown tourist signs to Buckmore Park kart circuit. Car park entrance w3w glare.error.cards. Hard standing parking.

The event centre, start, finish and download are close to our parking. Please follow the red and white taped route from the parking area to the event centre.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Beautiful woodland with some splendid ancient trees and lots of brown features.

1:7500 - Newly mapped in 2021/22

Course Information

Yellow 2.3km

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

Orange 2.6km

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

Green 4.0km

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

Blue 5.7km

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 60's, 7 moderate difficulty numbered in the 70's and 7 more difficult numbered in the 80's

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

Entry Details

Entries in advance only via racesignup.


Senior: £5.00/£7.00

Junior: £2.00/£3.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

The lower entry fee is for members of British Orienteering

Chip hire:

Standard; £1.00 Enhanced (Contactless); £2.50

Groups participating together (one entry and one map)

Entry Fee: £10.00 including chip hire

Registration and Start times

Enquiries will be open from 10.30 for collection of hired dibbers.

Start times: 1100 - 1230.

Courses close: 1400.


Toilets on site.

Dog restrictions

In the car park, only on a lead please and not on the courses.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser and Planner: Mark Collins

Controller (risk assessment only): David Dawson

Nearest A&E Hospital

Medway Maritime, Windmill Road, Gillingham, ME7 5NY
NHS Urgent care search


Acknowledgements: We are grateful to Buckmore Park Scout Camp and Buckmore Karting for permission to use the area.