NI Colour Series 1 – Pomeroy

Saturday 4th March 2023

Getting there:

Pomeroy Forest Park, Between Cookstown and Dungannon

1 hour approx. from Limavady, Belfast and Enniskillen


All parking will be on areas of hard standing in the centre of the competition area.

Registration will operate from 11:00am.

Starts from 11.30 to 13.00pm.

Courses Close at 3.00pm.

Start and Finish are both adjacent to the parking/registration.

Entry Fees:

  • Juniors £6 (NIOA members £5)
  • Seniors £12 (NIOA members £10)
  • Family £30 (NIOA members £25)

Online Entry

Entries now closed – but we have a few spare maps on some courses. So contact us (using the form below) if you would like to run, let us know which course you would like and we will see what we can do!

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    Closing date Sunday 26th February at 22.00 hrs.

    Course Details:

    Course Length Climb
    White 1.8 km  30m
    Yellow 2.2 km  40m
    Orange 2.7 km  60m
    Light Green 2.8 km  50m
    Short Green 2.9 km  75m
    Green* 4.5 km  100m
    Blue 5.9 km 140m
    Brown 7.1 km  160m

    *Please note that the Green Course first control is in a different direction from that of all other courses!


    All courses will use a 1:10,000 map printed on waterproof material. Code descriptions will be at registration and printed on the maps.

    Out of Bounds:

    All public roads along the edge of the forest are out of bounds and will be marked as such on your map, Please ensure you observe this.


    Dogs should be kept on a lead.

    Terrain Notes:

    From an orienteering perspective, the useable areas of the forest are mainly coniferous, undulating and with an abundance of old boundaries and drainage ditches. A few areas of rough open parkland with mature isolate trees are reminders of the former Demesne. There are a number of paths and trail loops varying from heavily used stone blinded paths to less distinct trails used only by the more adventurous walker. The courses have been planned within the runnable areas, visibility is generally good. Only some legs will encounter mixed scrubby seasonal vegetation depending upon the route chosen. Whilst runability is generally good, the momentum is often broken by ditches, ridges and furrows associated with the lines of planting. The area is very compact, so in order to keep path running to a minimum expect courses with lots of twisting and turning with higher numbers of controls than usual.

    A lot of rhododendron bushes have been cut back in areas of the forest, The cuttings have been left lying in the forest making running very difficult. These areas have been marked as slow run.

    Full leg cover recommended.

    Toilets no toilets are available at the event.


    • The entrance to the forest from the B160 is on a bend – please take extra care when arriving and leaving.
    • Take care when driving from the forest entrance to the parking because the access route passes through the competition area.

    All participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

    Organiser: David Blair
    Planner: Declan Logue
    Controller: Anthony McGonigle

    Date(s) - 4th Mar 2023
    11:30 - 13:00


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