CATO (Come And Try Orienteering)

These sessions provide opportunities for beginners to experience and progress their skills, knowledge and understanding of the Sport. More experienced members will find these useful training exercises as well.

Saturday   27th January     2.00 pm  Lakeland Forum

Sunday        4th February   2.00 pm  Castle Archdale

Saturday   24th February   2.00 pm  Lakeland Forum

Sunday        4th March        2.00 pm  Castle Saunderson  – Postponed to April 15th

More details later.


Castle Archdale Country Park    Saturday 21st October 

Sunday ‘Come and Try it’ Activities

The next 2 Sunday activities take place as follows:-

August 27th          Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

September 3rd     Castle Archdale

Both starting at 2.30pm. Cost £3

Northern Ireland Open Event and Senior Home International

Saturday Sept 9th                                                                                                                             SHI Individual Competition and NI Open Event – Florencecourt/Gortalughany

Sunday Sept 10th                                                                                                                              SHI Relays – Castle Saunderson Scout Centre

For full details please see the Northern Ireland Open/SHI Event Page

Sunday ‘Come and try it’ Activities

These are a series of activities to suit beginners and families with young children.

Sunday  2nd April    Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Sunday  9th April    Forthill Park, Enniskillen

Sunday  23rd April   Castle Archdale Country Park

All activities start at 2.00pm.  Cost £3


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.

Terrain notes

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

Entry Fees


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.


Local Series 3 & 4

26th February, Omagh Leisure Centre  2pm
5th March, Gortin Forest  2pm  – Postponed

(More info on these to follow.)

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