NI Colour Series 6 – Castle Saunderson

Venue Castle Saunderson
Date Sat, 10th Oct 15
Starts 11:00 to 15:00
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Event Description

castleSThis event is being run by FERMO.  Full details when available will be on the FERMO website

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 small charge of £2 or 2 euro will be levied on all vehicles. This will cover parking and access to toilets (and possibly showers).

There are 2 starts beside each other, along a taped route 600m 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 partially in 2014 and again in 2015. 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 but unmapped extraction tracks and a lot of brashings. 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.
Scale 1:10000  Contours 5m

White  1.4km  20m
Yellow  1.7km  45m
Orange      2.3km     50m
Lg Orange 3.3km  70m
Lt Green 3.4km  70m
Green  4.2km  105m
Blue  5.3km  115m
Brown  7.0km  175m

The Club has recently upgraded the SI firmware on all SI stations. They have been programmed as ‘beacon’ controls and therefore should support the use of ‘Air’ SI Cards. All SI cards will also work in the normal way.

Entry Fees
Senior £7 Junior £3 Unwaged £5
£2 extra for senior non-members

Event times shown here may not reflect the actual times.  Check the FERMO site for confirmation.


Castle Saunderson
Castle Saunderson

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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.

2 Replies to “NI Colour Series 6 – Castle Saunderson”

    1. Colin, This event is a FERMO event. All information on our site is copied from theirs and for information only. Best directing your query to a contact from FERMO.

      However, Rubie ran with me last year at Castle Saunderson and she is coming with me tomorrow.


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