Start of main Content


Have a go with virtual orienteering.

Have a go at virtual orienteering at Cairn Wood with the easy to use MapRun6 app.

Learn about virtual orienteering from this handy guide from British Orienteering

To start download the MapRun6 app and print a map from the selection at the bottom of this page.

Open MapRun6, use the “Select Event” option and look in the UK > Northern Ireland folder. You can also wait until you are at the location and search for “Events Near Me“, you should be able to see and select your course.

Choose a good time, bearing in mind that Cairn Wood is for everyone. Watch out for traffic in the car park and respect other pedestrians and cyclists keeping a social distance. Under 16s who wish to use the courses should be accompanied by an adult.

These courses are all ‘Linear’ which means all controls must be collected in order with no time limit. Go as fast as you like or take your time. Your time, your pace, your adventure!

After you have finished you should be able to see the results and tracks of others too!

For further information contact NIOA Sporting Clubs Coordinator Juls Hanvey on

Find details on the local orienteering club here.


Choose from these five walks: