Coole

Date Sunday, 16/10/2022
Venue Coole
Address Gort, Co.Galway
Event Format Come and Try It
Club Website Galway Orienteers - The Western Eagles
Start Times 11:00 - 12:00
Signposted From R458
Contact wego@orienteering.ie
Grid reference M 440 050
Latitude/Longitude 53.093221, -8.835582
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Pricing

Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Student/unwaged: €5 / student
Groups of 10 or more €4 per person, All Leaders Free : €4 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary Beautiful nature reserve with trails through mixed mature woodlands.
Notes

There are 3 Courses:
Long 4.1k // experienced orienteers
Medium 3.5k
Short 2.4k // great for families with young children (eg under 10 accompanied, 12+ on their own)

Coole Park is a perfect area for beginners, juniors and families looking for a great day out in one of Ireland's most beautiful nature reserves.
According to Wikipedia:
Coole Park is a nature reserve of approximately 1,000 acres (4 km2) located a few miles west of Gort, County Galway, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The park is in a low–lying karstic limestone area characterised by seasonal lakes, known as turloughs, which are almost unique to Ireland. It has extensive woodlands. There are 6 kilometres of signposted nature trails plus a formal late 18th century walled garden.

For more information see: https://www.coolepark.ie/

Difficulty rating 3/10 Paths/parkland with some off-path (forest/deep grass)
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