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Autumn League #2: James Fort, Kinsale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH Event Info

posted 2 Sep 2018, 14:30 by Elaine Sheridan
The second event in the CorkO Autumn League will take place at James Fort, Kinsale on Tuesday September 4th.

This historic fort is a very unique orienteering destination. The area is comprised of open hillside surrounding the pentagonal Fort with its spear shaped earthen Bastions. The earthen moat encircling the Fort can present some navigational challenges while other novel features on the map include the sandy beach and stone tunnels but don’t forget to duck when negotiating the latter. Given the compact nature of this area participants will no doubt cross paths many times over the duration of their course as they traverse the sloping hills around the fort.

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COURSE INFO
Long: 3.5km, 170m, 20 controls
Short: 1.5km, 80m, 11 controls

Due to access at the start and end of the Short course unfortunately this course won't be buggy friendly.

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START TIMES
Start anytime from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

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DIRECTIONS
The event will be signposted from the R600, on the road from Kinsale to Ballinspittle. As you leave Kinsale, on the south side of the bridge over the River Bandon, look for an orienteering sign pointing east towards Castlepark peninsula and JamesFort. A location map is available here:
http://www.corko.net/calendar/james-fort

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PARKING
The road approaching The Dock bar, Dock beach and Castlepark marina will be very busy at this time of the evening. Please park legally and with consideration.

Hope you can join us for some fun at the Fort.


Wondering what the terrain at James Fort will be like? If so, check out the following footage taken by Conrad Daly at our event in James Fort last year.

James' Fort - Map Side 1


James' Fort - Map Side 2