Lullingstone Country ParkSat 3 Jun

Looking uphill from the visitor centre
Looking uphill from the visitor centre
Credit: Philip Craven

Come and Try It Event and a Find Your Way activity

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

Last updated: Sat 03 June, 2023


There will be a Come and Try It orienteering event using electronic punching with starts from 11:00 to 12:00. There is a charge and pre-entry is required via racesignup.

Control Descriptions (for download and printing)

There will also be a Find Your Way activity using the MapRun App and a Maze suitable for adults and children of all ages starting at any time from 12:15 until 14:00 as part of the Lullingstone Open Day activities. There is no charge for either of these later activities and no need to enter in advance.

Location Info

Near: Eynsford
Lat,Lng: 51.35297,0.19029
Postcode: DA4 0JF

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Directions / Parking

Parking is at the Lullingstone Country Park car park by the Visitor Centre accessed off Castle Road off the main A225 between Eynsford and Shoreham. Follow the Brown Tourist signs to the Country Park. Parking is not at the nearby Lullingstone Roman Villa.

Pre-event Details

Course Information

The Come and Try It orienteering event has the following courses available

Yellow 2.5km. Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners.

Orange 3.5km Controls are on or near paths with some route choice. Good for progressing juniors and adult newcomers 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.

Score: Visit as many controls as you can in an hour. Controls are in 3 groups, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Visit as many controls as you choose in any one group before moving on to another group. No return to a group that has been left. Suitable for anyone.

Course lengths are indicative and are as measured in straight lines. Actual distance travelled will be greater.

Find Your Way activity using the MapRun App

You will have a choice of courses of approx. 1.5km, 3km and 6.5km. You will be given a hard copy of a map showing your course and when you get to each checkpoint, you will hear a bleep on your mobile phone to confirm your successful visit there. The courses are self-navigation using a detailed orienteering map, the same map that is being used for the orienteering event in the morning.

Guidance will be provided as to how to download the free MapRun App at the event but as the 4G signal is weak near the Visitor Centre, it is preferable if you are able to do this before you leave home. You download the App and enter a view details then come along to the activity for an exciting and free new challenge suitable for the whole family.

Entry Details

For the Come and Try It event, enter using It is strongly recommended that late entrants enter before they leave home as WiFi reception to enter at the event is poor. No cash entries on the day. This also guarantees you will get a map!
Select your preferred start time block when you enter.
Maximum of 14 starters in any 15 minutes per course.

Fees: Seniors £5, Juniors £2; Juniors can be shadowed. Families participating as a group £8; only one entry is needed for a group but please add to the surname any additional particpants e.g. John Bloggs +2

The Find Your Way activity and Maze in the afternoon and both free and no pre-entry is needed.

Registration and Start times

Enquiries for the Come and Try It event.: Open from 10.30
Start and Finish: Start at any times between 11:00 and 12:00. Courses close 14:00.
Electronic Punching: SportIdent electronic punching will be used for all courses. Entry fee includes the hire of an electronic finger.

Enquiries for the Find Your Way activity and Maze. Open from 12:00


Visitor Centre with cafe and toilets

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a short lead.

Nearest A&E Hospital

Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford DA2 8DS
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