Fair Mountain Leinster League Orienteering

5km west of Wicklow Gap

Date(s) - 02/10/2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

5km west of Wicklow Gap



Courses available to suit all abilities. Zoe Tyner planning, Eileen Walsh organising, Angus Tyner Controller14330119_1112399122181592_6985931461813308974_n

Event Location and Parking
Leinster League Event No. 7 will be at Fair Mountain, 5km west of Wicklow Gap. Grid Ref. – O 036 022 Access is via Oakwood Hostel entrance off R756 Laragh to Hollywood road (same as IOC 2014 and LOC 2015)

See access point on google map

There is a 4km drive along good forestry road to parking. Start/Finish, Parking and Assembly area are all located in close proximity.
Zoe Tyner has planned 7 great courses with only minor tweaking needed by her dad, Angus who is controlling.

Start Times – from 11:00 to 13:00
Scale of Map – 1 : 10,000 5m contour, printed on A4 water resistant paper
All courses close at 15:15.

Course Summary
Course Controls Length Climb
Yellow 10 1.0 km 30 m Young Juniors
Orange 8 1.6 km 110 m Slightly harder than Yellow
Red 14 4.1 km 170 m Beginner Adults
Light Green 9 3.6 km 115 m Some experience needed
Green 11 4.3 km 180 m Shortest technical
Blue 12 6.2 km 260 m Medium length technical
Brown 16 8.3 km 360 m Longest Technical

Yellow, Orange and Red courses are suitable for beginners, the Red aimed at Adult novices as it provides a more physical challenge compared to Yellow & Orange. Orange & Yellow courses will be in the wood but not on tracks. All courses will cross marshy areas.  The Yellow course will have 2 short taped legs. Note the large climb on Orange course. This is so it stays with line features. The length of some of the courses may seem short, but they are taking account of slow terrain which they go through. Please ask at registration for advise on courses.
Note: Yellow and Red course maps will be given out before the start and guidance available if needed.
Blue and Brown courses cross a river twice, and 2 crossing points will be marked. Depending on weather conditions, these may be mandatory.

SportIdent (SI) timing will be used. SI cards are available for hire at event registration for €2. You must download your SI card at the download station after orienteering, whether you complete the course or not. Otherwise the event organisers will not know if you have finished.

Control Descriptions: IOF Control descriptions are printed on the map for all courses. Loose control descriptions will be available for all courses at registration. Text versions will be available for the Yellow, Orange and Red courses.

The area is in mountain terrain and exposed. Carrying of whistles is advised and the carrying of waterproof coat may be mandatory if weather conditions dictate.

This event has been granted permits from Coillte (woodland and access) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (open terrain)

Orienteering is an adventure sport.  You take part at your own risk.