Orienteering Moanbaun Wood, Watergrasshill Sunday October 8th Event Info

The next event in the Cork Orienteering Diary takes place at Moanbaun Wood, Watergrasshiil on Sunday October 8th.

The landscape in Moanbaun Wood is mixture of semi-open forest, rough undergrowth, and open forest with a good road network, many earth walls and some streams. 



Yellow 1.9km 10 controls (20m of climb), not all the route is on paths.

Orange 3.5km 16 controls (50m of climbing).

Green 5.4km 12 controls (70m of climbing).

Blue 6.9km 18 controls (85m of climbing).

Yellow and Orange map scale is 1:7,500 (1cm on the map is 75m on the ground).

Blue and Green map scale is 1:10,000 (1cm on the map is 100m on the ground).

Due to the nature of the wood and paths the yellow course is not buggy friendly unfortunately and includes a 1m high earth wall which must be crossed and some open forest (follow the tapes).

Full leg cover is advised for the Orange, Green and Blue courses.

Yellow is suitable for beginners, though some basic map reading skills will be needed, and not every control is on a path; some simple route choices and map reading will be required.

Orange is longer, but like an easier summer league course. Most controls are on or near prominent features. If you have managed a long course on the summer league, you will manage this, and may perhaps find it easy.

Both Green and Blue will be technically and physically challenging, with rough terrain underfoot and complex navigation required. However none of the controls are really hidden, so once you get to the right place they should be obvious. If you have managed a long course on the summer league and you want to challenge yourself try Green or Blue.



Start anytime from 11am to 12:30pm.



Participants can entry online here:


The online entry will close 9pm on Sunday October 6th

Why not take the hassle out of registration on the day and enter online in advance.



The wood is about 3km East of Watergrasshill. If travelling from Cork city, exit the M8 Dublin motorway at Watergrasshill (at junction 17, BEFORE the toll), use the bridge to cross over the motorway, turn left, and after 500m take the right turn for Leamlara/Kartworld. Follow this road for 3.5km.

 From Fermoy/Mitchelstown/Cahir, exit the M8 just after the toll, go straight through the roundabout and take the left after 100m (signposted Leamlara/Kartworld). Follow this road for 3.5km.



Parking on the left side of the road only.

Hope you can join us!