NI Colour Series 4 Rostrevor

Venue Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
Date Sat, 30th Oct 21
Starts 11:00 to 13:30
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Event Description

LVO are hosting the fourth event of the NI Colour Series in the upper reaches of Kilbroney forest and on the open hill above.

There will be the usual coloured courses to suit all abilities and ages, newcomers and seasoned members alike.

Car Parking

The Upper ‘Cloughmore’ car park should be used (GR J195174) where the Mobile Orienteering Office (MOO) will be situated for information/download. If you find yourselves sitting in a carpark with a playground / Synge and Byrne café / Cloughmore Centre, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG CARPARK! You need to keep driving up the hill through the forest, following the one-way signs for ‘Forest Drive’ to get to the very top carpark:

Car parking is Free.


Public toilet facilities are available at the bottom car park.


Unfortunately this area does not support a White course.

Yellow (Technical Difficulty 2) and Orange (TD3) courses will start and finish near the upper car park. These courses require map reading but not compass skills; Light Green courses and above will require good confident navigation skills using a map and compass.

Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown (TD4-5) courses will have a separate start – allow for a 20-25 min walk up the zig-zags from the car park.

Course Length Height Controls
Yellow 1.5 90 8
Orange 2.1 120 9
Light Green 3.2 65 12
Short Green 3.2 50 12
Green 4.0 100 14
Blue 5.5 195 17
Brown 7.4 250 21


Start times 11.30 – 13.00 For Light Green to Brown Courses, allow for a 20-25 min walk from car park to start. 

Courses close at 15.00.


This is a great area for orienteering over varied terrain, open hill and forest.

As fairly high up – on a good day you will enjoy great views of the southern Mournes, down over Carlingford Lough and across to the Cooley Peninsula; but on a bad day you could see nought.

Due to the changeable nature of open mountain weather, all participants will be required to bring a whistle and a waterproof jacket and wear full leg cover.

Blue and Brown courses in particular will be physically demanding and if the mist comes in, also very technical – you have been warned!

The Yellow and Orange courses will not venture up in the open hill. There is an extensive path network in the area of these courses, the main paths are marked but not some of the more recent smaller paths made by walkers and bikers.


Please bring your own water and make sure you are fully hydrated before starting.

Entry Fees

  • Juniors £6 (NIOA members £5)
  • Seniors £12 (NIOA members £10)

Online Entry

Enter online here; edit entries here; entry list here.


Orange and Yellow courses 1:5000

Other Courses 1:10000


Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
Shore Road
BT34 3AA

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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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