Tollymore Weekend – NI Colour Series 4 (Date TBC)

Venue Slieve Martin
Date Sat, 23rd Jun 29
Starts 11:00 to 15:30
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Event Description

Date Saturday 23 June 2029
Venue Slieve Martin
Event Format Northern Ireland Colour Series 4

This event is Day 2 of the 3 Day Tollymore Festival of Orienteering which includes the Rostrevor Urban race on Friday; this NICS event on Slieve Martin on Saturday; camping at Tollymore and a BBQ after this race on Saturday, and fun relay and other activities on Sunday. For full details see the Festival page.

Online Entry .
SI Entries
Online Entry closes Midnight, Monday 18 June 2029
Registration, Start and Finish TBC
Price Discounts available for entry across multiple events at Tollymore Festival (see festival page for details). To enter just NICS, the price is as follows:

Race Prices Member* Non-Member
Senior (aged 21 or over) 10 12
Junior or Student 5 6
Maximum charge for a family** 25 30

Sociable group / family fee where all are going round a course together – entry fee is per required number of maps i.e. one entry = one map.

*Member of BOF Clubs only. Get Annual Membership today and experience the membership benefits including the member rate!

There is no fee to hire an SI card if required, but lost cards are charged at £30.

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

It is fairly high up, so 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 nothing.

Previous Maps/Routegadget This area was last used for a NICS event on 30 October 2021. Routegadget map and courses can be found here:
Course Notes ⚪ White – km + m climb – navigate along paths with few route choice decisions. Aimed at primary school aged newcomers.
🟡 Yellow – km + m climb – along paths with more route choice decisions. Appropriate for newcomers and younger juniors with some experience.
🟠 Orange – km + m climb – skills needed to navigate away from paths and more route choice decisions, some compass skills are expected. Aimed at novice adults and improving juniors.
🟢 Light Green – km + m climb – this course requires confident map reading and compass skills.
🟢 Short Green – km + m climb – this course is set at the highest technical difficulty but shorter to attract those who may struggle with a longer physical course.
🟢 Green – km + m climb – technically and reasonably physically demanding course.
🔵 Blue – km + m climb – technically and physically demanding course.
🟤 Brown – km + m climb – technical and very physically demanding course.
First Aid and Safety There will be a first aid and a qualified first aider available at registration. Registration is also a safe place for lost children to wait.

Please do not come to the event if you are unwell.

Please bring and carry any medication you might need, especially inhalers and EpiPen’s.

If you come across an injured or ill person, please stop, help and get further help. There will likely be qualified first aiders on the course who can stop to provide support.

All participants must return to download, whether they complete the course or not. This is to account for all competitors, ensuring everyone’s safe return.

Courses will close and controls collected in at 3pm sharp. If you are still out on the course at this time return to finish and download immediately.

Kit requirements Full body cover is mandatory.

A whistle (emergency alert is 6 loud blasts per minute) is mandatory.

A waterproof jacket may also be mandatory if the organisers decide the weather requires one, so bring one along just in case.

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:

Parking is charged at £5 per vehicle, unless you have an annual NMDCC permit.

Toilets Public toilet facilities are available at the bottom car park.


Slieve Martin
Kilbroney Park

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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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