NICS 5 Saturday 21st October 2017
Venue: Castle Archdale Country Park
From Enniskillen follow the A32 towards Omagh then branch off left on the B82 towards airport and Kesh. Castle Archdale Country Park is approximately 7 miles from this junction. Follow signs for the marina.
GR H 173588
The assembly and car parking will be at the marina.
Start and Finish are each approximately 200m from the marina.
Registration: from 11:00am
Starts: 11:30 – 13.00
Courses Close: 15:00
- Juniors £5 (NIOA members £4)
- OAP/Unwaged £8 (NIOA members £6)
- Seniors £10 (NIOA members £8)
- Family £25 (NIOA members £20)
Map: A3 – Scale1:10000
Courses (approx. lengths)
Lg Orange 3.4km
Lt Green 3.8km
This forest has been used for Orienteering since 1980 and was last fully surveyed and mapped in 2004. The map has been ‘tweaked’ frequently since as many changes have occurred through environmental and facility developments, growth in many blocks of maturing forest (and bramble!), thinning and clear felling and the disappearance of remnants of military occupation during WW2 and early 1950s. After this event two-thirds of the area will be quarantined with the intention of being remapped for use at major events coming to Fermanagh in the next few years. The area has many roads, tracks and paths; it is hilly though not steep. The forest blocks are a mixture of deciduous and conifer, many of them mature; though runnability can be hampered in places by bramble. Courses have been planned to avoid the worst of this. Recent on-going forestry work has left many extraction racks (unmapped).
An area of the map will be marked Out-of-Bounds due to present forestry operations and a recent major environmental enhancement scheme.
Junior Fundraiser Refreshment Stall: Uncertain at this stage.
Toilets: There are toilets at the marina.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed.
Planner: Teresa Finlay
Controller: Raymond Finlay