Come join us on Sunday for some open mountain orienteering, good preparation for IOC the following week. Courses for beginners and experienced. Parking access at Wicklow Gap on R756 between Laragh and Hollywood Co. Wicklow
Start times, 11-1pm, courses close 3pm.
Maps A4, printed on water resistant paper
Scale, 1:10,000 for Blue and Brown, 1:7500 for all other courses.
Course details, straight line distance.
Course Controls Length Climb
Yellow 7 1.3 km 10 m Beginners, very easy navigation
Orange 8 2.1 km 70 m Beginners, Easy navigation
Red 11 4.0 km 200 m Long course good for novices.
Light Green 11 2.7 km 80 m Some experience needed
Green 10 3.5 km 175 m Technical
Blue 13 4.8 km 280 m Physical and technical
Brown 17 6.2 km 385 m Physical and technical
Yellow course will have taped section.
Parking will be on the ESB road into Lough Nahanagan, (under Turlough Hill) at O 078 002. Parking needs to be off road to keep room for 2 way traffic on the ESB road.
Note* Take care as you drive down the ESB road where it crosses St Kevin’s Way. There is a race on this Sunday along St. Kevin’s and runners will be crossing the road downhill towards Laragh.
Our thanks to Wicklow Mountains National Park (most of competition area) and ESB parking and access for facilitating this event.