Summer League #5: Walshtown East TUESDAY JUNE 11TH Event Info

Post date: Jun 07, 2013 9:45:6 AM

This particular area of Walshtown is new to orienteering even though it is on the 1987 map. The map has a good network of tracks and rides together with an amount of feature detail in some parts, in other places it has a large area of open woodland intersected by a single forest road with very sparse ground movement or feature detail. The courses will be very runnable for the most part but there will be a number of round the path or through the forest decisions to be made. There are brashings on the forest floor but thankfully very few brambles. Running in shorts is a viable option.

Long course 4.3km, Wayfarers/Short a buggy friendly 2.9km.

Start times: 5.30pm-7.00pm. Courses close at 7.30pm.

The map is at 1:7,500 scale with 5m contours. We will be back to this area later in the year for a Cork League, when we will have extended the map northwards we hope to run a Munster League event on a 1:10,000 scale. As this is the first use of the wood we would appreciate feedback on suitability of the area and map.

The road running by the wood is extremely narrow so parking will be on the road 500 meters from the start/finish area. We will have a person available on the evening to assist with parking (any volunteers? - please contact us at

--Jim O'Donovan

--Robert O'Connor





From Main Street in Midleton turn North-East on to the R627. Travel approx. 9km on the R627 to the village of Dungourney. At the Northern end of the village, take the LEFT-hand fork in the road, signposted for Fermoy and Castlelyons. Travel approx. 5km along this road to reach the forest. The roads around the area are narrow, so please obey the parking officials when parking your car.

Irish Grid Reference = W 899 838

10 digit Grid Reference = W 89963 83835

Tetrad = W88W

Latitude = 52.00657 (north)

Longitude = -8.14618 (west)

Latitude = 52°0'24" (north)

Longitude = 8°8'46" (west)

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