Orienteering is an activity that combines running and walking with navigation. Participants use detailed maps to select routes and navigate through different terrain and visit control points in sequence. It’s a really great way to teach outdoor skills to all and you can sharpen your competitive streak when you get good at it too!
Coillte along with local clubs have created a number of permanent orienteering courses that range from short beginner loops to longer, more difficult routes. We provide ‘orienteering for schools’ along with a resource pack that encourages students to learn more about nature. These courses are a great way for teachers, parents and youth leaders to introduce orienteering to a new and younger audience.
Please see Coillte Outdoors for more details
Wheel-O (Wheelchair-Orienteering) is a new concept to introduce visitors with limited mobility to orienteering, a sport which is growing in popularity each year. Wheel-O enables people with limited mobility to enjoy the sport which involves participants following a waymarked trail and identifying their location at control points along the way.
Please see Wheel-O Map for Lough Key
This is also a multi user trail so anybody can participate.