Sligo, Wicklow and Cork for Orienteering this Weekend

 

Date Location
(click on name below for map to locations)
County Event Type Organising Club
9th February, Saturday Leamlara Castle Woods Cork Family Day Bishopstown
9th February, Saturday Vale of Clara Nature Reserve Wicklow Leinster Spring Cup Dublin University
9th February, Saturday Lough Key Forest Park Roscommon  ‘Come-and-try-it’ SligO

 

 Vale of Clara Nature Reserve

The event will be sign posted from Laragh. Please follow these signs as the other possible route from Laragh crosses a very narrow bridge.

All the usual courses will be offered.
Course Lengths:
Brown         8.0km
Blue            5.7km
Green          4.6km
Light Green  3.4km
Orange        2.9km
Yellow         2.4km

The Brown course will be available at 1:10000 and 1:15000.
1:15000 only available if you pre-enter.
There is a possibilty a Black course being added (1:15000 only), but pre-enter the Brown 1:15000 anyway and ask on the day.

There is significant climb on most courses; this will be updated soon.

The start and finish will both be 300-400m from the entrance to the car park in opposite directions, they will not be adjacent to each other.

 

Please use pre-entry as it makes the organisers’ job much easier on the day.

The pre-entry form is now open here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LtdEver3MYlTH1YcWfnGgmr3rXEAVIRAuLQb1iDM2SY/viewform17th person to pre-enter will get a free biscuit.

The form will be taken down on Saturday evening.

The area is mostly runnable forest with a reasonable track network. Most of the forest is sloping, either gently or steeply.
Previous map here:
https://www.orienteering.ie/gadget/cgi-bin/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=182&kieli=
The Vale of Clara is a nature reserve, so we request that you leave no rubbish in the forest. This includes organic waste such as apple cores, orange/banana peels, tea bags etc.
Please respect this so that we can maintain a good relationship with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Parking will be on a forest road to the north of the forest.
Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/jmc1A

The event will be sign posted from Laragh. Please follow these signs as the other possible route from Laragh crosses a very narrow bridge.

All the usual courses will be offered.
Course Lengths:
Brown         8.0km
Blue            5.7km
Green          4.6km
Light Green  3.4km
Orange        2.9km
Yellow         2.4km

The Brown course will be available at 1:10000 and 1:15000.
1:15000 only available if you pre-enter.
There is a possibilty a Black course being added (1:15000 only), but pre-enter the Brown 1:15000 anyway and ask on the day.

There is significant climb on most courses; this will be updated soon.

The start and finish will both be 300-400m from the entrance to the car park in opposite directions, they will not be adjacent to each other.

Planner: Conor Short
Controller: Ruth LynamWe have made a request to the rain gods to calm down a bit for Sunday, but they can be somewhat temperamental. The area is quite sheltered, so even if the weather is bad it should ok in the forest.Thanks to Coillte and NPWS for permission for use of the forest, and to AJAX for the use of their map and SI equipment.

LEAMLARA CASTLE WOODS, Leamlara, Carrigtwohill

National Grid Reference W 819793
Signposted from Jack Spratt’s Pub in the centre of Carrigtwohill Village (from here travel northwards over the railway bridge and then a sharp right and all the way towards Leamlara Village, passing the Tattan Ring View Bar on the way).
Park just before the village, outside Brookfield Nursing Home
Cork Winter Brass Monkey league (Round 7) & Family Day
Electronic punching for Red to Brown courses (hire of SI card eur 1)
Controls out from 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Start Times from 10.30 am to 1 pm.
Courses Close at 2 pm
BROWN COURSE (hardest)             10.7 km, 230 m, 30 c
BLUE COURSE                                  9.0 km, 180 m, 29 c
GREEN COURSE                              6.8 km, 150 m, 24 c
RED COURSE                                    5.3 km, 100 m, 20 c
ORANGE COURSE                           3.0 km, 080 m, 16 c
YELLOW COURSE (easiest)             1.2 km, 050 m, 06 c