Orienteering in Westmeath

Selection of four images showing orienteering maps, a man showing a child and woman an orienteering map, and a woman and a child holding a sign that says 'Westmeath Sports Partnership'.

Westmeath Sports Partnership, in collaboration with Orienteering Ireland, has recently mapped out two new locations in Westmeath: Dún Na Sí Amenity Park in Moate and Burgess Park in Athlone. This brings the total locations mapped in the county to four; joining the Athlone Regional Sports Centre and Mullingar Town Park.

Orienteering is a sport that combines physical activity with navigation; challenging both the body and the mind. It is a sport that can be enjoyed by groups of families, friends or as individuals and very accessible for all ages and abilities.

The aim of orienteering is for participants to successfully pass through each point on the map called ‘controls’, while trying to do so as quickly as possible. Sometimes, however, slow and steady will be the best solution as if you go too fast you may miss a control point.

The courses for each location in Westmeath can be accessed via a mobile device.

The maps for each location can be accessed through PDF files below which you can download and print off.

Permanent virtual versions of the maps can be accessed through the MapRun application, which can be downloaded from your app store on Android or iPhone.

MapRun is a free orienteering application that provides access on your personal device to the permanent virtual maps throughout the world, including Westmeath.

MapRun Image

How to use MapRun is explained below

Our friends and colleagues at Orienteering Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership have put together some excellent short videos easily explaining how MapRun is used below:

A readable step by-step instruction guide to using MapRun can be accessed here

You can keep up to date with the latest developments with MapRun at https://maprunners.weebly.com/.

Westmeath Sports Partnership aims to continue promoting and developing orienteering within our county while also providing increased opportunities for participation.

For further information about orienteering in Westmeath, please feel free to contact us at info@westmeathsports.ie

Please note that Orienteering is an adventure sport that may involve crossing rough and uneven terrain, tracks and paths. Please wear appropriate footwear. Westmeath County Council do not accept responsibility for any injuries.

Maps

Athlone Regional Sports Centre

Accessible Course – Download Map Here

Short Course A – Download Map Here

Short Course B – Download Map Here

Short Course C – Download Map Here

Medium Course A – Download Map Here

Medium Course B – Download Map Here

Long Course 3500m – Download Map Here

Time Trial 2500m – Download Map Here

Score Course – Download Map Here

Burgess Park

Accessible Course – Download Map Here

Short Course A – Download Map Here

Short Course B – Download Map Here

Short Course C – Download Map Here

Medium Course A – Download Map Here

Test Loop – Download Map Here

Dún na Sí Amenity Park, Moate

Accessible Course – Download Map Here

Short Course A – Download Map Here

Short Course B – Download Map Here

Short Course C – Download Map Here

Medium Course A – Download Map Here

Mullingar Town Park

Test Loop 300m- Download Map Here

Short Course A- Download Map Here

Short Course B- Download Map Here

Short Course C- Download Map Here

Accessible Course – Download Map Here

Score Course – Download Map Here