image002Dartford Orienteering Club are


hosting an Orienteering event at




Downe Activity Centre

near Biggin Hill, Kent on




Saturday 12th February 2005




We would like to invite members of the public to come and try Orienteering on specially designed courses for the beginner.




What is orienteering?


Orienteering is a sport where competitors navigate their way between control points marked on a specially drawn map. Orienteering events are held in forests and parks throughout the south east of England. It doesn’t matter how young or old or fit you are. You can run, jog or walk, you decide your own pace. It is an easy, painless way of staying fit or getting into shape. At the competitive and elite level Orienteering is a highly competitive sport involving intense concentration, skill and fitness running. Others find it an excuse for a country walk with the family.




What courses will be available?


A range of courses suitable for the complete beginner to experienced orienteer. If you are a beginner, please turn up at any time and we will find someone to help you. Juniors with no experience should compete in pairs or with an adult.


WHITE:1.5 km long. Very easy and suitable for the complete beginner


YELLOW:  2km. Relatively easy. Ideal for those with a little map reading experience.


ORANGE: 3.5 km: Fairly easy. Ideal for those who have been orienteering a few times before.


LIGHT GREEN: and BLUE: 3.5 and 5 km. For experienced orienteers.




What time and how much?


Registration is between 10.30 and 12.30. Start times are from 11:00 to 13:00. Competitors must report to the finish by 14:30. Course fees are £5 for adults, £3 for children.




What equipment is needed?


Outdoor clothing and footwear. A compass is useful, but not necessary on white and yellow courses.




Directions to the car park


Downe Activity Centre is situated off Luxted Road 1 mile south of the village of Downe (GR  187/TQ431601). Follow the red and white signs from the junction between the A233 and Jail Lane in Biggin Hill. The approach roads and entrance road to activity centre are very narrow – please take care and drive slowly, particularly on entrance road.




Further information

Please contact the organiser Sean Cronin at SeanCronin1001@hotmail.com






For further information on this and other Dartford Orienteering Club (DFOK) events check out our website www.dfok.co.uk


You participate in this event at your own risk


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