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Autumn League #3: James Fort Kinsale TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH Event Info

posted 3 Sep 2015, 16:19 by Elaine Sheridan
The third event in the CorkO AutumnLeague will take place at James Fort, Kinsale on Tuesday September 8th.

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
SHORT COURSE 1.8km, 65m climb, 11 controls.
LONG COURSE 3.7km, 190m climb, 18 controls.

The hilly nature of the site, the steps and stile near the entrance as well the difficulties of traversing a slope while pushing a buggy through grass will make it extremely challenging though not impossible for anyone with a large-wheeled buggy.

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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 James' Fort. A location map is available here:

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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.
Reminder that SI cards are available to purchase at all our events.

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