NICS 1         Saturday 7th March 2020

Venue: Old Castle Archdale Forest, Co. Fermanagh 

NIOS Sheet 17 – Grid Ref 186599       GPS: 54.487460,   -7.712800

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From Enniskillen follow the A32 towards Omagh then branch off left on the B82 towards airport and Kesh. Continue past the entrance to Castle Archdale Country Park and through Lisnarick village. (Tullana restaurant good spot for late lunch before heading home!)  About 1.5km after the village take a sharp left turn into Old Castle Archdale Forest.


This forest has been used for Orienteering since 1980 and was last fully surveyed and mapped in 2018. The map has been slightly updated. The area has roads, tracks and paths; it is hilly though not steep. The forest blocks are a mixture of deciduous and conifer, many of them mature; runnability can be hampered in places by bramble. Other difficulties include slippery ground, fences and recent sporadic unmapped windblow. Courses have been planned to avoid the worst of these.

Registration: from 11:00am; Starts: 11:30 – 13.00; Courses Close: 15:00

Entry Fees (as agreed at recent NIOA meeting)

 MemberNon member
Junior/Full time student£5£6

Map: A4 – Scale1:10000

Provisional Course Lengths

White                      1.7km 20m

Yellow                    2.1km 25m

Orange                   2.4km 25m

Lt Green                 2.7km 25m

Short Green            2.6km  90m

Green                     4.4km 140m

Blue                        5.5km 155m

Brown                     6.8km 200m           

Junior Fundraiser Refreshment Stall: Uncertain at this stage.

Toilets: There are no toilets – please use public toilets before arrival. Toilets available for customers at petrol station 500m before Lisnarick.

Dogs: Dogs are allowed.

Officials: Planner:Teresa Finlay; Controller:Philip McGoldrick; Organiser: Raymond Finlay