There is good orienteering throughout Northern Ireland; from park settings like beautiful Drum Manor near Cookstown or St Columb’s Park in Londonderry, to spectacular settings in the Mourne Mountains at Tollymore.
Many areas have permanent courses where there is little or no restriction on access. You should check accessibility to areas before orienteering: possession of a map does not grant right of access.
Grid Reference: J573492
A wonderful setting overlooking the mouth of Strangford Lough, this permanent course meanders through the grounds of Castle Ward Demesne taking you across both open land and into the wooded areas of the estate.
Grid Reference: H764777
A pretty parkland setting with a lake near Cookstown. The courses run through walled gardens and mixed woodland and parkland. Gentle rolling countryside means that the area is interesting without being too strenuous.
Grid Reference: H175344
There is a choice of 4 planned courses in this lovely National Trust estate, choose one that suits your ability and enjoy the grounds of this glorious estate.
Grid Reference: C678203
Set along the River Roe near Limavady this permanent course winds in and around the wooded river valley. Start near Dogleap and enjoy this beautiful setting.
Grid Reference: J309679
A park that combines the banks of the River Lagan and mature woodland with the spectacular rose gardens of international fame, the permanent course will take you on a comprehensive tour of the park. You really will feel as though you are miles from the city