Venue Slieve Garron
Date Sat, 7th Sep 19
Starts 11:30 to 12:30
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Event Description

Don’t miss the first Autumn Trophy of 2019 at Slieve Garron this Saturday, 7th September. This event is on private farm and forestry land and is a rare opportunity to see some of the most beautiful views in County Down. Those on the green course may enjoy a stunning view towards the Mourne Mountains.

Courses on offer are Green, Orange and Yellow. This area has no paths / tracks and therefore those orienteers doing the Yellow and Orange courses will have to use line features to aid navigation. See last year’s event for some tips on the type of line feature you may see.

Registration, Start Times and Closing Time

  • Registration will be alongside the car-park from 11:00. Allow 20 minutes to walk from registration to the start.
  • Starts are from 11:30 to 13:00.
  • Courses close at 15:00, at which time controls will be lifted.

Directions and Parking

Parking is off the Clonvaraghan Road at the Seeconnell Private Home. This is a private residential home and we are grateful to the management for their use of the car-park. Please respect their wishes to park in the zone shown below or as directed on the day…please keep entrances/exits clear.

There are no toilet facilities.

Park in red zone

Slieve Garron – Route to Start


Escape route: A road completely circumnavigates Slieve Garron so in the worst case going downhill in any direction will take you to a road but unless there is an overriding factor escape is to the E to join the road.

Walk to/from the start: There will be a walk of 1km along country roads to/from the start. Please take care and children should be accompanied.

Exposed rock and steep mountain side: All courses have “cliffs” as features – these are generally only a couple of metres high but you should take care if approaching from above – go around rather than over please! The green course crosses some steep mountain side but the course has been planned to avoid the worst of this.


  • Organiser – Aileen McCarron
  • Planner – Stephen Knight
  • Controller – Richard Gamble


Slieve Garron
Ardglass Rd
BT31 9LT

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To volunteer at this event please email You can find information on each role here as well as the current list of volunteers.

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