Available daily from 9.30am-4pm, just €3 per map (and a €2 refundable deposit).
Three permanent orienteering trails are set up in the woodland to complement the range of recreational activities here at the park. These courses vary in distance; 1.6km Short, 2.4 km Medium and 3km Long. Each course has a number of codes secured to wooden posts throughout the 80 acres of woodland.
The trails can be done at ease or for those that want a challenge can be completed by competing for time. This provides the opportunity for participants to return and do a longer and more advanced trail as an individual, in pairs, or as a team.
The laminate maps can be purchased for €5, which includes a €2 deposit on return of the map; participants are shown the answer sheets at the reception desk of the visitor centre on return of the maps. This is a self-directed activity, and can be done 7 days per week from 9.30am – 5pm – or until 8pm if you wish to forego deposit and locate all codes so that the answer sheet is unnecessary.
Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear are advised without too much care if they get dirty.
For more information on orienteering see www.orienteering.ie – it’s a great site with lots of super images and videos bringing orienteering to life for those of us who are novices!
The orienteering maps were kindly designed and produced by cartographer Pat Healy in association with the Irish Orienteering Association and Coillte.