Welcome to Cork Orienteering Club

If you are looking for a healthy, fun outdoor activity then why not try orienteering. Cork Orienteering Club organises and promotes the sport of orienteering in the Cork area, both City and County.

Our events cater for all ages and fitness levels, it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. We are always delighted to welcome beginners and families to our events, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes.

Our aim is to promote orienteering as an outdoor sport that is enjoyed by families, hikers, bikers, social walkers, social runners, serious runners, adventure racers and anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering – The adventure sport for all.


  • Ballyannon Wood Winners Route Analysis Tuesday's night Long course event winner Jens Waecther gives us an insight into his route choices around the course in Ballyannon Wood.Route 2-3 I had a bit of a hesitation to control 2 as I got pulled by another control close by. I slowed down a bit and lost contact with the map briefly. So I ran on in the direction of control 3. I made the commitment and stuck to it. In hindsight, a better planning would have caused me to run the other route. Route 4-5I only actually saw the purple route. Fast running and being able to plan the next leg where key here. Route 5-6I very briefly considered the ...
    Posted by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #10: Ballyannon Wood, Tuesday July 16th Results and Report The final competitive event in the 2019 Summer League saw a crowd of over 90 eager orienteers converge at Ballyannon Wood near Midleton on Tuesday night. For many the goal was to complete the event and finish the league while others were keen to have a clean run to improve their overall league standing and edge out their orienteering rivals.We have been very fortunate to experience a lot of sun in this year’s summer league and Tuesday night was yet another glorious evening for an outdoor adventure. The temperatures were high on the night which made for tough running in this picturesque wood.Both courses commenced in the forest which afforded all competitors a gentle warmup as they ...
    Posted by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #10: Ballyannon Wood, Midleton TUESDAY JULY 16TH Event Info The final competitive event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at Ballyannon Wood in Midleton on Tuesday July 16thBallyannon Wood is a beautiful mature mixed woodland located at the end of Dyers Road in Midleton on the Owenacurra Esturary. It is a relatively small wood with a very extensive network of paths. The similarity between a number of these paths often causes confusion and one junction in the centre of the wood has six such paths off it. It might be beneficial to have a compass on hand to aid navigation and relocation!Conrad and Aoife may have the Long Course Summer League Champion titles wrapped up but the remaining podium spots are still up for grabs ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2019, 05:50 by Elaine Sheridan
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