KOL 7 Lullingstone ParkSat 4 Mar
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: Parkland & Forest
This is the seventh event in this year’s Kent Orienteering League and we return to Lullingstone Country Park. There will be a range of courses of all difficulties, plus a score event.
Near: Crockenhill Lat,Lng: 51.36063,0.16231 Postcode: BR6 7PY What3Words: ///tricks.comb.twice
Directions / Parking
Car Parking will be in the overflow car park at Lullingstone Golf Club accessed from Parkgate Road in Crockenhill, not far from Junction 4 of the M25.
Postcode BR6 7PX 51.360541; 0.163364. w3w tricks.comb.twice.
Map / Terrain
The map is 1:10,000 printed on waterproof paper.
Control descriptions will be printed on the map, but will also be available as a pdf on this website shortly before the event. No loose descriptions will be provided on the day.
The area features a mix of forest and parkland with a good path network. The country park lies on the slope of the North Downs and all courses will have some climb. All courses cross the golf course at marked crossing points. Courses run on paths close to fairways but fairways are out of bounds (other than marked crossing points).
Yellow 2.2km 70m climb
Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.
Orange 3.2km 100m climb
Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Green 4.3km 110m climb
Controls are away from paths giving more navigational challenge. Suitable for those with some experience.
Blue 6.6km 150m climb
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.
All course lengths and details are currently provisional.
Entries: Entry in advance and online only via racesignup.
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.
Toilet facilities will be available at the Club House. The Lodge café will be open for a post run cup of tea, bacon sandwich or similar. There is a field with picnic tables close to the car park for those bringing their own food - please don't use the cafe tables if you are bringing your own food.
Dogs are welcome – on leads in car park and near fairways.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser/Planner: Richard Bostock - email@example.com
Controller (risk assessment only): David Dawson
Nearest A&E Hospital
Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington
NHS Urgent care search
The area is shared with a golf course. Please do not cross the fairways, except at specific crossing points. Yellow and Orange courses cross one fairway. This will be marshalled - please be guided by the marshal as to when it is safe to cross. Competitors need to be aware of golfers when close to the course, Look out for and respect those playing and give way to players where appropriate.