Brockagh Mountain; East Top & Mall Hill
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GEN is running the 10th event in the Leinster League on Sunday 24th April in Brockagh, (near Laragh, Co Wicklow). We would like to thank the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for access to some lands.
Experienced orienteers and beginners, adults, children and family groups. If you planning to bring a large group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have never orienteered or navigated before you are very welcome – we recommend you read the IOA FAQ on http://www.orienteering.ie/frequently-asked-questions
and ask for some advice and guidance from any of the event officials. We will
be happy to help.
You can start any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Yellow 2.1 km, 75 m climb, 11 controls – suitable for parents with children, experienced juniors and novice/ramblers
Orange 3.0 km, 160 m climb, 12 controls – as per the Yellow but slightly trickier/longer
Red 4.0 km, 270 m climb, 14 controls – for runners/strong walkers who would like an introduction to navigation
Light Green 3.4 km, 260 m climb, 9 controls – for experienced orienteers
Green 4.3 km, 240 m climb, 8 controls – for experienced orienteers
Blue 6.9 km, 405 m climb, 14 controls – for experienced orienteers
Brown 7.6 km, 430 m climb, 14 controls – for experienced orienteers
1:10 000 (red, light green, green, blue, brown)
1:7 500 (yellow, orange)
5-m contour intervals
Magnetic North and Grid lines on the map: the Magnetic North/South grid lines on the map are shown in blue and are at an angle of approx. 5 degrees to the vertical on the paper map.
Control descriptions: text (yellow, orange), text & symbols (red), symbols (l. green, green, blue, brown).
Start and Finish: All courses start at the same location about 500 m beyond registration. The Yellow course finishes on a forest road, and all other courses finish on the mountain adjacent to the same forest road and about 500 metres distance from it. The route back to the cars from the finishes will be signed.
€8 for adults (+€2 to hire the SI card if required), €5 for children, unwaged, 65+, €20
for family group.
The €2 for SI card hire is waived for GEN members. If you are not a member of any club then you can join GEN for free at the event. Please ask at registration for details.
There is no pre-entry for this event; just turn up and register on the day.
Turn off the N11 at Kilmacanogue heading South following signs for Roundwood and Laragh along the R755.
From Laragh take the R756 (towards Glendalough). After about 350 m, turn right (towards St. Kevin’s Church). The entrance to Brockagh wood is on your right after about 200 m (through a parking area behind the school). Drive to the east end of the parking area and take the forest road from here (T1400 9686) in an easterly direction. Continue for about 700 metres until you reach a junction with the Wicklow Way. From this junction, take the 3rd exit (right) going more or less due north. There is parking available along this forest road from the junction at T1382 9736 up as far as registration at T 1364 9768, about 650 metres in all.
The event will be signposted from Laragh.