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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Squerryes Winery, Westerham. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths and field edges. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Squerryes Winery parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Unfortunately this course is not suitable for pushchairs or buggies.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Squerryes Winery parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

One and a half clockwise laps of the course following the trail at the edge of two fields including one bridge crossing and one minor hill. The start and finish are in the vineyard close to the car park and café. This is a trail run mostly along field margins therefore some areas are uneven. Trail shoes are recommended during the winter months. Unfortunately the course is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. Please note that the course is entirely on private land and is only available for official parkrun events, not for freedom runs.

Facilities

One unisex toilet in the café.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts in the vineyard close to the car park and café.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: From Oxted: Southdown bus 594 to Westerham. Nearest bus stop: Westerham Green.
Alternatively TFL bus 246 runs from Hayes (Kent) station or Bromley South Station. Bus stop is Westerham Green.

Train: The nearest train stations are Oxted 5.1 miles or Sevenoaks 5.2 miles.

Getting there on foot

From Westerham town centre & town car park (approx.10 mins walk): Walk into the park (King George’s Fields) and turn right across the playing fields (north east). Exit the park via the public footpath through the gap in the treeline and turn left to walk clockwise around the edge of the field. The path joins Beggars Lane opposite the Squerryes Winery entrance.

Getting there by road

SatNav postcode is TN16 1QP.

From Westerham town centre: Follow the A25 heading east towards Sevenoaks/Brasted for 0.75 miles. Turn left onto A233 Beggars Lane (signposted Biggin Hill & Bromley). Squerryes Winery is 0.33 miles on your right.

From Bromley/Biggin Hill: Follow the A21/A233 heading south. Once you have crossed the bridge over the M25 turn left at the roundabout before the petrol station to remain on the A233 Beggars Lane (signposted Sevenoaks, Godstone A25). Squerryes Winery is 0.5 miles on your left.

From Sevenoaks: Travel west along the A25 through Brasted and turn right after approx. 1 mile onto A233 Beggars Lane (signposted Biggin Hill & Bromley). Squerryes Winery is 0.33 miles on your right.

Parking for approximately 50 cars on site. Additional parking is available in the main town car park (TN16 1TD) which is a 10 minute walk away. See "Getting there on foot" for directions.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Flint & Oak - please come and join us!