Leybourne LakesSat 6 Jul

KOL Yellow Presentation
KOL Yellow Presentation
Credit: Carys Morgan

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

Last updated: Sun 14 April, 2024


Dartford Orienteers invite you to the Kent Junior Orienteering Festival, the flagship event in the annual calendar for juniors in London South East and Kent.

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

Children up to and including year 8 can participate individually or as a pair.

Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

Location Info

Near: Maidstone
Lat,Lng: 51.31669,0.43390
Postcode: ME6 5LB

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Map / Terrain

Leybourne Lakes consists of a series of lakes

Course Information

White 2,4km

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 2.5km

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 3.3km

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

Medals for years 7 & 8, boys and girls

Light Green 4.5km

Controls will not be on paths but there will always be a path fairly close in Leybourne Lakes.

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.

Entry Details

Entry in advance only via racesignup

Entry fees:

By midnight on Sunday, 30th June: £4

From 1st July: £5, subject to the availability of maps

Entry fee includes a map which you keep afterwards and the hire of an electronic timing chip which you will use to register your visit to each control.

Children up to year 8 running as a pair should each enter.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday, July 5th. This time may be extended if there are still maps available but entry will still need to be done online and before leaving home.

Registration and Start times

Start times: 11.00 - 11.45.


Toilets are available near the car park. There is a children's playground and an attractive, recently built cafe with excellent views across one of the large lakes. Our event centre tent will be near to these facilities. We also expect to provide a maze activity which can be done after your run whilst others finish and we prepare the results.

Come along to enjoy the day. It is hoped that as many children as possible will want to stay for the prize giving.

Contacts / Officials

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

Nearest A&E Hospital

Maidstone Hospital, Barming, ME16 9QQ (4 miles away)
NHS Urgent care search

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