Summer League #9: Glenbower Wood, Killeagh TUESDAY JULY 7TH Event Info
Post date: Jul 03, 2015 11:59:36 AM
The 9th event in the CorkO Summer League will take place in Glenbower Wood, Killeagh on TUESDAY JULY 7TH.
Our mappers have been busy re-surveying the area and following extensive map revisions the map for Tuesday’s event will be 1:5000. Since our last visit many new paths have been opened up thanks to the fabulous work of the local community. These new paths will allow us access to areas of the wood which have been closed off for over 20 years. One such path follows the line of the old mill stream and reveals a boulder on top hollowed out for corn grinding. Passers-by have deposited coins around this boulder in exchange for wishes and local legend is that orienteers who rob their money are cursed to wander the wood for all eternity!Glenbower is a long narrow wood stretching along the Dissour river. The bed rock in the area is a form of easily eroded sandstone which explains why this relatively small river has cut such a steep ravine. Glenbower gets it's name of "gleann-bodhar" or "Deafening Glen" from the roaring of the Dissour river in flood when it is rushing headlong through the valley.
The deep gorge of the Dissour River means the terrain is quite physical in places. There is a good network of large paths throughout the forest and to ensure you don’t get your feet wet there are numerous bridges crossing the river – the Metal Bridge, White Bridge, Black Bridge and Green Bridge.
There are just two competitive events left in this year's league so this will be the penultimate chance to improve on your existing standing in the overall league results or achieve the 6 event target to complete the league. So far we have 48 league finishers and if you are hoping to join this group be sure to join us in Glenbower Wood.
The short course is buggy friendly.
The map scale will be 1:5000 and please note the course lengths printed on the map will be incorrect and the course lengths are as specified above.
Competitors can start any time between 5.30pm and 7.00pm.
Coming from Cork City:
Take the Midleton/Carrigtwohill dual carriageway eastbound and continue past Midleton, and through Castlemartyr to Killeagh village. At the end of the main street in Killeagh, the road bends right, turn left here. Orienteering signs will be in place here. The wood is up a narrow road behind "The Old Thatch" pub.
Please take care when parking and be mindful that there is access to a dwelling house through the forest. Also watch for runners on the road as you drive in.
Please do not park in play ground car park, there is additional parking at the back of the "The Thatch" pub which will be a short walk from the start.
Hope you can join us in Glenbower.