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.


  • Summer League #9: Glenbower Wood, Killeagh TUESDAY JULY 7TH Event Info The 9th event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Glenbower Wood, Killeagh on TUESDAY JULY 7TH.Glenbower is a long narrow wood stretching along the Dissour river. The bed rock in the area is a form of easily eroded sandstone which explains why this relatively small river has cut such a steep ravine. Glenbower gets it's name of "gleann-bodhar" or "Deafening Glen" from the roaring of the Dissour river in flood when it is rushing headlong through the valley. The deep gorge of the Dissour River means the terrain is quite physical in places. There is a good network of large paths throughout the forest and to ensure you don’t get your feet wet ...
    Posted by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #8: Ballyannon Wood, Midleton Tuesday June 30th Results and Report Over 90 orienteers converged in Ballyannon Wood on Tuesday night for the eighth event in CorkO Summer Orienteering League. The misty damp conditions which greeted Southern residents on Tuesday morning didn’t concur with the sunny spells forecasted. Furthermore, the heat wave being reported on the East coast seemed to be struggling to find its way South. Luckily, by mid-afternoon the temperature began to rise and the blue skies eventually fought their way through the clouds. So by 5:30pm on Tuesday evening Ballyannon Wood was basking in the summer sunshine and all in attendance got to enjoy a wonderful evening in a truly magical woodland.We were delighted to see so many families competing again this week. However ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2015, 02:28 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Summer League #8: Ballyannon Wood, Midleton TUESDAY JUNE 30TH Event Info The next event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at Ballyannon Wood in Midleton on Tuesday June 30thBallyannan Wood is a beautiful mature mixed woodland located at the end of Dyers Road in Midelton 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!To find out were you currently lie in the results tables and who you can overtake in the coming weeks check out the latest ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2015, 14:53 by Elaine Sheridan
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