Summer League #7: Corrin Hill Wood, Fermoy TUESDAY JUNE 19TH Event Info

Post date: Jun 15, 2018 8:2:0 PM

The seventh event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at Corrin Hill Wood on Tuesday June 19th.

Corrin Hill Wood is well renowned for it's distinctive Cross at the summit and the Stations of Cross which line the road on the way to the top. There is also a large  cairn at the top which was much bigger in antiquity but was much diminished in 1800s by removal of stone to build barony boundary wall. The cairn also contained a cyst burial and incorporates a second world war concrete observation bunker.  This historic hill top also affords fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. So be sure to take the time to appreciate them if your course takes you to the summit on Tuesday night. This wood also contains a hill fort, an area of 7-8 acres enclosed by a dumped stone rampart.  We have been informed that two of the controls on Tuesday night will be situated on the remains of this earthwork so sounds like lots of interesting features await those who make the journey to Corrin.



Short Course 4.5km 13 controls 

Long Course  2km 13 controls

Map scale is 1:7500



Competitors can start any time from 5:30pm to 7pm



Directions from Cork city are as follows:

Take the N8 Dublin road northbound out of Cork city. If you wish to avoid the toll, take the Watergrasshill slip road off the dual carriageway, then follow the signposts for Fermoy along the R639. Pass through Rathcormac. The turn for Corrin is on the Rathcormac-Fermoy road, about 1km North of the Cork Mart Roundabout, follow signs for Fermoy Golf Club. The forest car park is on your right hand side after 1km.


Alternately, if you wish to pay the toll, carry on to the M8 motorway, exit the motorway at the Fermoy exit (adjacent to Corrin) and turn back south along the R639 to reach the access road and the right turn for Corrin.

A map is available at the following link:

Hope you can join us at Corrin.