Summer League #7: James' Fort, Kinsale TUESDAY JUNE 21ST Event Info

Post date: Jun 17, 2016 2:51:16 PM

The seventh event in the CorkO Summer League will take place at James Fort, Kinsale on Tuesday June 21stThis 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.************************** COURSE INFOSHORT COURSE 1.4km, 30m climb,  friendly to robust buggies.LONG COURSE 3.9km, 100m climb,  will have a double sided map which is clearly marked long 1 and long 2, long 2 begins with control 13.*****************START TIMESStart anytime from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.************DIRECTIONSThe 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:



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.