NICS 1 Saturday 25th February 2017
Venue: Castle Saunderson Demesne, Co Cavan NIOS Sheet 27 GR H 417200
Castle Saunderson can be approached from Belturbet, Newtownbutler, Clones or Cavan town. It is a national Scout Centre and is signposted from major roads – entrance is off the main Clones to Butlers Bridge Road – N54.
The assembly and car parking will be adjacent to this splendid Scouting Ireland facility. A charge of £1 will be levied on all competitors. This will cover parking and access to toilets and showers and will be collected at registration.
Follow a taped route to the Start 100m from the car park. Finish will be close to Assembly/car parking.
The map was surveyed by Pat Healy in November 2012 and updated in 2014, 2015 and January 2017. This one-time grand demesne consists of some rough grazing parkland near the old castle and large areas of mainly Sitka Spruce plantation with mixed runnability. Recent forest operations have created many new extraction tracks, only some of which are approximately mapped. Some areas of older deciduous and coniferous trees are badly invaded by rhododendron. Courses have been planned to make best use of the runnable areas of woodland and route choice options around the plentiful forest roads and tracks.
White 1.5km 50m 1:7500
Yellow 1.7km 60m 1:7500
Orange 2.6km 85m 1:10000
Lg Orange 3.2km 90m 1:10000
Lt Green 3.1km 75m 1:10000
Green 4.3km 90m 1:10000
Blue 6.0km 140m 1:10000
Brown 7.6km 150m 1:10000
Senior £8 Junior £4 Unwaged £6 Family £20
Senior £10 Junior £5 Unwaged £8 Family £25
Please note: £1 access fee for all competitors (showers included).
There will be light refreshments available in aid of the Junior Squad.