The course arose out of a joint initiative between the Recreation and
Amenities section of Cork County Council and Cork Orienteering Club and is
sponsored by Margaret Long of Cafe Chico.
The Permanent Orienteering Course has 16 permanent control points each with a sturdy metal post topped with a red/white orienteering logo (as shown opposite). The course has been cleverly layout to allow participants the option of completing a short, medium or long loop.
These courses are an ideal way of introducing children and adults to orienteering. As they can go at their own pace and spend as much time as you they like figuring out the map and navigating to the controls. Permanent orienteering courses can be used for a more adventurous family stroll, or for training to gain confidence away from the timing restrictions of more organised competitions.
The Regional Park Ballincollig permanent orienteering course is available to download for free at the bottom of this page. The file TheRegionalParkBallincolligPOC_front.pdf contains the map and course while the file TheRegionalParkBallincolligPOC_back.pdf contains the control descriptions and some recommendations.
If you don't have access to a colour hard copies of the map can be purchased from Cafe Chico The Regional Park (Western Entrance).
Furthermore the file UsefulOrienteeringInfo.pdf also available to download at the bottom of this page contains some basic guidelines on orienteering and what to wear when venturing out on the permanent orienteering course.Regional Park Ballincollig
Check out the slideshow below to see some of the sights the Regional Park has to offer.