Castle Archdale

Some late info from FERMO

Castle Archdale Country Park
Saturday 21st October 2017
Last minute information
Parking at Marina Carpark; NO toilets here. Nearest toilets at the Castle Courtyard (about 400m) – follow blue and white tapes from Marina.
No refreshments available in the Park and no Junior stall so bring your own food and drink.
Red and White tapes to Start and Finish (each about 5 minutes walk from Registration)
Map/Course Corrections (after maps had been printed)
The forest around 2 controls has suffered from wind blow and poor mapping. Green, Blue and Brown are affected.
Maps and Control descriptions have been amended. Please check these before leaving the Start.
Green – control 3 has been repositioned and control 9 has been eliminated. Length now 3.7km.
Blue – controls 3 and 15 have been eliminated. Length unchanged – 5.7km.
Brown – controls 13 and 23 have been eliminated. Length now 7km.
Forecast predicts wet and possibly stormy conditions. You are strongly advised to carry a whistle and bring a waterproof.

Castle Archdale Colour Series Event

Don’t forget the NI Colour Series Event at beautiful Castle Archdale, Co Fermanagh on the shores of Lough Erne this Saturday 21 October. Full details are on the FermO website.

Remember that a Colour Series Event offers all colours so there is something for all abilities from beginning juniors to experienced seniors: White, Yellow, Orange, Long Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue and Brown all on offer.

Meet at the Moira M1 Junction 9 (at the lay-by on the Moira side) at 10.00am on Saturday to share lifts.

Antrim Castle Gardens, Sunday 22nd October

Curled up by the fire, feeling low, wondering where the summer has gone?

Never fear! For all those who enjoyed the Antrim WEE events in the summer, or for those who are looking for something to do this Sunday; we have another event at Antrim Castle Gardens. Another chance to enjoy orienteering in one of the best parks in NI ( assuming Ophelia hasn’t levelled it ).

There will be something on offer for everyone, whether complete beginner or seasoned pro. All I would ask is that if you are thinking of coming, please let us know for map numbers.

Starts : 2 til 3 p.m.

Courses close : 4.15 p.m.

Cost : £ 2.50 per map

Please either park at the Forum and cross the bridge, or the Castle Mall car park and use the pedestrian crossing to enter the park. We’ll be at the foot of the Motte. ( ‘x’ marks the spot ).

Autumn Trophy 2 – Crawfordsburn Country Park – 28th October 2017

Don’t miss Autumn Trophy 2 at Crawfordsburn Country Park on 28th October.  Follow the signs for Crawfordsburn off the A2 Belfast to Bangor Rd – the park is signed to the left before you reach Crawfordsburn village. Follow the one-way road system and park below the Country Park Centre/cafe ( not the car-park closest to the beach.)  Registration will be in a car (probably a red people carrier) from 11.30am.  Starts are 12-1pm and controls will be collected after 3pm.  Courses on offer are Green, Orange and Yellow.  Juniors must use the bridges when crossing the river.  There are toilets in the beach car park and the cafe will be open for lunches and snacks until 4pm.


See you there