Date Sunday, 12/05/2024
Venue Killruddery
Address Bray, Co.Wicklow
Event type Come and Try It
Club Website GEN
Start Times 11:00 - 13:00
Latitude/Longitude 53.182508, -6.106161
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Adults: €8 / person
Children: €5 / child
Unwaged: €5 / person
Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 5 family members / family)

Summary The Killruddery Estate is a mixture of mature forest interspersed among working farmland. The map has only had basic survey carried out so is perfect for beginners but will not challenge experienced orienteers. The mature forest is mostly runnable but with considerable bramble and undergrowth which has not been accurately mapped. Stick to paths. Courses will stay in the forest to the West of Killruddery House and will not go into the ornate gardens.

Event Details 2024:
There are 2 courses to choose from:

Medium course; ca 4.5km
// suitable for those with some orienteering experience or strong runners/map experience

Short course; ca 2.5km
// ideal for juniors (under 10 accompanied, over 12 with experience can go alone), families, groups

Please note that neither course is buggy friendly. Each course involves muddy forest tracks.

Also note that this is a working farm and adventure course ( and Please do not climb on any fences, gates or other equipment.

Getting there:
Enter Killruddery by main gate near the East end of the R768. Drive carefully along the driveway until you see a sign to turn left into the car park. Instead continue straight on towards the overflow car park and look for the gated access to Killruddery farm. There will be an orange and white orienteering flag and a marshall will let you in. Follow the signs which should direct you as follows - continue carefully on the farm road (narrow and uneven, please be careful) for 400m until you arrive to a large open area. Continue for another 300m until you turn left at a crossroads uphill towards the forest. Parking is on the left at the top of this hill - please follow marshalls' directions.

General Notes:
Dogs are permitted but only if on a leash at all times. If you must bring a dog please don't let it off its leash once out of view - there are sheep and cattle in adjacent fields and pheasants in the forest.

The map survey has not been completed to the detailed level of competition orienteering, so while the area is great for beginners it will not challenge experienced orienteers. The map covers tracks, roads and some point features. As a result navigation will be nearly all along paths and may involve covering the same ground twice ("dog legs"). Areas marked as white (runnabe forest) may contain significant unmapped undergrowth. For this reason only a Medium and Short course are being offered.

Closing times:
Last starts at 1pm. The barrier at the gated access will be closed at 12:30pm so you won't be able to access the event after that. Courses will close (ie flags taken in ) at 2pm so if you think you will be longer than an hour on your course please arrive in time to start and complete your course.

Killruddery offers a full range of catering which we'd love you to visit. Drive back down to the main car park and enter the Dairy Yard. As well as the pizza shed there are various Farmers Market type stalls selling chicken, crepes, kebabs etc. See the Killruddery website for further details.

With thanks to Killruddery Estate and Alive Outside.

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

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Entries open on 06/05/2024 @ 11:00 AM
Entries End 10/05/2024 @ 23:00 PM
Participants limit 200
Remaining Entries 100
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