The area is made up of a small area of superb natural forest and scrub, and an extensive area of new native planting. The area is partly managed by the Woodland Trust and partly by a community trust. There is a good network of small paths, ponds, hills and site of historical and nature interest.
Strictly NO DOGS due to present of livestock (Sheep)
Map Scale 1:7500
Safety & Future Access
There are a number of areas marked Out of Bounds on the map. These must be strictly adhered to for safety (Deep Marshes / Livestock) and also to ensure our future access to this area.
- The OOB marsh to the west of the map will not be marked on the ground – stay out!
- The OOB marsh and adjacent environmental restricted area on the east will be marked with tape – this must not be crossed.
- The OOB field in the centre of the map contains semi-feral livestock – the fence must not be crossed.
Control stakes will have a small piece of reflective tape towards the top, and the one major crossing point (NOT compulsory, but highly recommended to use) will also have reflective tape for the Night event, and red/white tape for the Score event.
All Night Orienteers will be checked for whistle, clothing with some sort of reflective capability is advisable, and weather depending, a Cagoule, while still allowing for some sort of reflectivity on clothing
3-blasts from the whistle is an Internationally Recognized Distress Signal
It is advised that Night Orienteers carry a spare set of batteries/Torch
Competitors will be required to use a foot bath/spray after leaving the forest to reduce the chance of spreading tree disease.
Race/Safety Briefing at 1720 HRS in Registration Barn
Starts from first reasonable darkness, approximately 1730 HRS
Courses close 2030 HRS (competitors must endeavour to report to the finish before this time)!
| A – Long
||4.9k||120m climb||Men Open|
| B – Medium
||3.9k||95m climb||Women Open
| C – Short
||3.2k||55m climb||Women 45+
Junior Men 16+
Junior women 16+
N.B. Competitors must be 16 years or older to compete in the Night event
This means 16 years on the day, not 16 by the end of the year!
Pricing (for Score and Night)
|NIOA Members||Score only||Night Only||Combined|
|NIOA Non- Members||Score only||Night Only||Combined|
Book a Map (Night Championships)
To book a map for the NIOA Score championships – please use the form on the Score Championship event page.
Car Parking convenient to Registration, Starts and Finish
Toilet facility available
The Juniors Fundraising Kitchen will be at the event.
Warm-up available along entrance lane – beware of traffic!
Detailed Travel Directions
SAT NAV Info
15 Halfgayne Road
N 54°52.591′ W 006°41.788′
19 minutes from Dungiven
Leaving Dungiven on A6 Glenshane Road towards Maghera, approximately 2 miles after the Ponderosa Restaurant, turn left onto Ranaghan Road. Follow this road for 1.7 miles then turn left onto Urbalshinney Road. After 0.8 miles travel over the crossroads to Halfgayne Road, after 0.7 miles entrance to Drumnaph is on the right, travel up this lane, car parking is on the left after 0.2 miles
Google Maps Full Route from Dungiven Link
36 Minutes from Drumcroone Roundabout
Follow A29 Drumcroone Road towards Maghera, after travelling through Swatragh continue on the A29 for 2.3 miles, turn right onto Gortinure Road, Drumnaph will be signposted with a Brown Signpost at this location. Travel for 1.5 miles and then turn left at the T-Junction with Halfgayne Road and after 0.5 miles entrance to Drumnaph is on the right, travel up this lane, car parking is on the left after 0.2 miles
Google Maps Full Route from Coleraine Link
From Castledawson Roundabout
52 minutes from York Street/M2
Travel North from Castledawson Roundabout on the A6 Glenshane Road for 5.8 miles then turn right onto Mullagh Road, signposted for Maghera and Coleraine. Continue for 0.4 miles to a mini roundabout, turn left following signs to Maghera, follow A42 Main Street straight at the next mini roundabout, through a set of traffic lights, and continue along the Tirkane Road. Drive for 2.1 miles, then turn right onto Halfgayne Road, and after 0.7 miles entrance to Drumnaph is on the right, travel up this lane, car parking is on the left after 0.2 miles
Google Maps Full Route from Castledawson Roundabout Link
Organiser: David Blair
Planner: Des Fletcher
Controller: Steven Linton
Date(s) - 11th Feb 2017
17:00 - 19:30
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