Autumn League #1: Currabinny Wood Tuesday AUGUST 26TH Event Info

Post date: Aug 21, 2014 9:24:16 AM

Hope you are all well rested after our orienteering break and are now eager to get back out for some more evening orienteering.

So it is time to dust off your SI card and root out your o-shoes as the first event in the Cork Orienteering Club Autumn League will take place on Tuesday August 26th at Currabinny Wood, Ringaskiddy.

Currabinny Wood is located on a prominent hill on a peninsula overlooking Cork Harbour. Legend has it that this wood’s name commemorates a giant, Binne whose burial chamber surmounts the hill (‘Corra’) to this day. Famed for it's hills and giants the area also has other unique features such as a quaint gazebo. So no doubt there will be interesting and challenging courses on offer at Tuesday's event.----------------------- COURSE INFO

Long 4.6km, 215m of climb

Short 2.8km, 90m of climb

Map scale: 1:5000

Long course will involve several sections of way off path navigation and is not buggy friendly.

Short course is not really buggy friendly either, though intrepid buggy drivers with all terrain buggies may be able to negotiate the course by taking longer route choices, adding about 1.5km



The wood is located 5km from Ringaskiddy or 7km from Carrigaline. The event will be signposted from the turn off from the Carrigaline - Ringaskiddy road.

Further woodland trivia and directions are available at the link below.



Start anytime between 5:30pm to 6:30pm. 



The wood is always popular with the locals in the area and the car park isn't huge so we would encourage you to car pool if you can. When parking please adhere to the directions of our parking marshals and give some consideration for others who may wish to enter/exit the wood while you are on your run.

Hope to see you there!