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Beacon Wood Country Park

RegionSouth East
ClubDartford Orienteering Klubb
Nearest townBean Village
PostcodeDA2 8AN
Carpark locationDA2 8AR

Where: Beacon Wood Country Park, using MaprunF or MaprunG.
The Start (triangle) is by the Sit Ups trim trail exercise, identified by two parallel logs to the east side of the path heading north from the south car park. The Finish (two circles) is at the west side of the Building where the honesty box is.

Parking and facilities: Beacon Wood Country Park is just a few minutes off the A2 at the Bluewater exit then head south on the B255. Turn right just beyond Bean village. The address is Southfleet Road, Bean, Dartford DA2 8AR. There are usually spaces in the main car park or the adjacent overflow parking area, otherwise, there is further parking on School Lane opposite Bean Primary School, DA2 8AN. All parking is hard standing. Parking at the Country Park is £1:00 via an honesty box. Coins required and no change is available. No toilets or refreshments.

When: Start at any time you choose. The Country Park is open from 8:30 am to dusk.

There is a choice of three Line courses where the controls have to be taken in order.
An Orange standard course (2.0k) with all controls close to paths. 
A Short (3.2k) more difficult course with 11 controls.
A Long (5.1k) course as hard as possible with 21 controls. 
Make sure that you do not take a route choice that passes through the Finish circles on the map before you are ready to end your run. There is no time limit for completing any of the courses.

Maps Available From

Free of charge from DFOK website at www.dfok.co.uk

Link to Maprun Challenge series at :


Further Information

  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers