Castle Archdale

Some late info from FERMO

NICS 5
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.
Weather
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 ).

Beat Your Way to Linda’s Kitchen

Beating the Street again this Sunday afternoon 15 October? Meet at Linda’s Kitchen, 26 Woodvale Road, Belfast, BT13 3BS at 2pm.

Bring your Beat the Street card or fob and map if you have one, but if not we will have a supply available. Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult please.

Meanwhile check out the Beat the Street leaderboard. Lagan Valley Orienteers still holding out in 2nd place, but Belmont Walkers are stealing a march into 3rd place just ahead of Black Mountain PS but both are advancing! Keep on Beating the Street team LVO!

Beat the Street goes East again

This Sunday 8 October our Beat the Street Sunday Afternoon Session returns to East Belfast. Bring your map and card or fob if you have them. If not we’ll have a supply and give simple instruction how to play. All ages welcome, especially families. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

There is no charge and no need to pre-book; just meet us at 2.45pm for a 3pm start at Jack’s Café, Eastside Visitors Centre, CS Lewis Square, BT4 1HU. The session runs until 3.45pm then join us for a cuppa on return. Get double points on Box 20 & 23 from 3pm-4pm.!