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
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)
Near: Chatham Lat,Lng: 51.34008,0.50404 Postcode: ME5 9QG What3Words: ///glare.error.cards
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.
Map / Terrain
Beautiful woodland with some splendid ancient trees and lots of brown features.
1:7500 - Newly mapped in 2021/22
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
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.
Entries in advance only via racesignup.
Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.
The lower entry fee is for members of British Orienteering
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.
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.