There will be three separate orienteering events: Sprint
Distance around Belfast City Centre, Middle Distance at Queens's
University playing fields and adjacent Barnett Demesne
park and Long Distance in the Mourne Mountains at Tollymore
Click on the following links to view the individual event
factfiles: Sprint Distance,
There will be a wide range of age categories for men and women,
further information is available in the Entry Book.
Monday, 5 August 2013 (Sprint Distance)
Thursday, 8 August 2013 (Middle Distance)
Friday, 9 August 2013 (Long Distance)
Please note that all dates are subject to change. Detailed
scheduling (exact dates and times for individual events) will be
confirmed at the beginning of July 2013.
The venues for orienteering are listed below.
Sprint Distance - Custom House Square
The Athletes' Village will be held at Custom House Square,
Belfast. Following a £4 million investment, the Square is enhanced
with attractive lighting, a water feature that traces the course of
the River Farset, and a children's play area making it an ideal
venue for a host of outdoor concerts and festivals.
Custom House Square
Middle Distance - Queen's Playing Fields and Barnett Demesne
With a £20m investment, Queen's Sport Upper Malone has been
transformed into a world-class centre. State-of-the-art floodlit
grass and synthetic playing surfaces make it the perfect playing
Barnett Demesne Park is located in south Belfast with acres
of magnificent parkland commanding stunning views over Lagan Valley
and the Belfast hills.
Queen's Sport Upper Malone
Malone Sports Facilities
Long Distance - Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
The Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is one of the best
purpose built adventure sports facilities in the UK and Ireland. It
is located on the northern edge of the Mourne Mountains,
facilitating rock climbing, hill walking, canoeing, kayaking,
mountain biking, mountaineering and orienteering. The centre
includes ensuite accommodation
and other facilities, making it an ideal location for those who
enjoy the outdoors.
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre (Long Distance)
Maps for these are shown at the bottom of the page.
For detailed information on the Orienteering competition at the
2013 Games go to the relevant section of the Entry Book.
here to download the Orienteering leaflet.
Click here to view the rules for Orienteering.
For any other queries email the 2013 Orienteering coordinator at
Click here to register for
Map of venues