Monthly Archives: March 2018

How well do you know your maps?

Folks – see below. A chance to do Orienteering and a Quiz!

After the LVO Spring Cup 3 at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus, LVO’s Bill Simpson will be hosting a map quiz where you will have to identify locations on NIOA maps. Still time to do your homework to get in the running for a major prize …

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NWOC go to Garvagh Forest School!

Weather no problem for pupils getting to grips with Orienteering in Garvagh Forest!

Garvagh Peoples Forest is a 5 year project to connect local people to the 500 acre Garvagh Forest through the development of Garvagh Forest School.  A major part of the project is introducing Year 5 children to the forest and relevant activities.  As part of the spring sessions, I was asked to introduce orienteering to the schools involved.  Before the forest days, I was able to visit each school to use different activities to introduce map reading and the whole idea of what our sport is all about. Continue reading


Drum Manor Forest Park NI CS1 – Postponed to 7th April

Hoping for weather like this for the 7th April!

Drum Manor Forest Park has been closed today owing to the build-up of drifting snow and a number of fallen trees. It is unlikely to re-open tomorrow. In addition there may still be travel difficulty in some areas tomorrow. Therefore the decision has been taken to postpone the event until Saturday 7th April. Please put this date in your diary.

See you then

Rachel Reid / Helen Baxter / Charlie Reid