Xmas Event 2017 (NWOC AGM/Meal)

This year’s Xmas Event will be be held at Ballykelly Forest with the long course also crossing under the A2 main road and accessing Ballykelly North (or Walworth Wood to give it its old name). There will also be a score event just on the main Ballykelly map.

NB. Please note that the actual event date in Wednesday 27th, not Saturday 30th as was provisional listed on the website.


Parking will be just south of the A2 in the forest “Jogging Trail” car park. The turn-off is immediately opposite the Costcutters shop.

Starts – from 11:00-11:30

Courses close (markers lifted) at 1pm. This will allow us to go to the Drummond Hotel (Ballykelly village) for lunch followed by AGM scheduled to start around 2pm.

Courses (please book your map below)

Long Green 5 km
Short Green 3.3 km
Score 45 minutes


Adults £6, Juniors £3.

Terrain Notes

While Ballykelly is a small forest, it has a complex network of tracks and small paths running through a diverse patchwork of forest types. Around the periphery there is a band of naturally regenerating traditional mixed forest with the core being comprising of blocks of coniferous plantation. This central area has matured well in recent years and now offers a good degree of runnability. Visibility varies, particularly in the natural forest area where Holly bushes etc. make straight line running difficult and careful compass work will pay dividends.

The area is used by mountain bikers who have contributed to the path network and provide a number of rough bridges across ditches – these should always be treated with caution.

Lunch and NWOC AGM

The event will be followed by a Carvery lunch at the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly (see map above) starting from 1:00pm.

The NWOC AGM will be held after the meal at approximately 2:00pm.

Visitors will be very welcome to come to the forest, hotel and AGM, or any combination, and it would be appreciated if anyone planning to attend,especially lunch, would let me know at least a week in advance. I can be contacted either by phone on 028 77722721 or by email   davidblairart@gmail.com.

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    Date(s) - 27th Dec 2017

    Ballykelly Forest

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