Spring Cup 3 – Hillsborough

Venue Hillsborough Forest
Date Sat, 15th Apr 23
Starts 11:30 to 13:30
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Event Description

Event Description

Courses: 4 Courses Available:

💛YELLOW – 1.9km climb / 15m – for younger children & family groups, as well as more cautious new adults

🧡ORANGE – 2.6km / 30m – for children & family groups moving on from yellow, as well as more adventurous new adults

💚SHORT GREEN – 3km / 45m – difficult orienteering, though not as physically demanding as the biggest course. Generally for experienced orienteers, though a VERY adventurous new adult might give this a bash.

💙SHORT BLUE – 4.5km / 65m – difficult orienteering, our most challenging course on offer – please note for added challenge the tracks/paths/rides have been removed from the map for this course.

Courses have been planned to make the best use of the technical sections of Hillsborough Forest Park. Due to the terrain, courses have been planned to be more of a middle distance feel, so expect plenty of changes in direction and legs to be technically demanding! The Orange and Yellow courses have been planned at the upper end of relevant technical guidelines, so make use of handrails (ditches etc) as well as paths. They offer corner cutting opportunities and will provide an entertaining challenge. The Yellow course is not suitable for push chairs.

Controls will be SIAC enabled.

Clothing & Safety:

Full length leg cover is very strongly advised. Please return to download at the Village Centre after finishing, even if you do not complete the course.

Directions, parking, and location information:


Hillsborough is the most visited forest park in NI and Saturdays are a peak time so we will be using the car park at the Hillsborough Village Centre NOT the forest car park. Registration and download will be in the car park.

There will be a short walk along the main road to access the side gate into the forest, please stay on the footpath available and be careful crossing the road to the gate. We hope to have a marshal keeping an eye out for you all. Once in the forest there is 5 minute walk to the start. The finish is near the gate, please return to the car park for download.


HRP is responsible for toilet facilities at the Fort and Courthouse and have them shut at the moment. However, the toilets at Main Street car park and the forest play area in the park will be open.


Senior (aged 21 or over) Member £7, Non-member £9

Junior or Student Member £3, Non-member £4

Maximum charge for a family, Members £17, Non-members £22

Click to enter via SI Entries


Hillsborough Forest
Park Street
BT26 6DP

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

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