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Event 9: Bangor Castle

DateWed 4th Aug
Registration from18:30
OrganiserAnne Savage
PlannerPaul McArthur (e-mail)

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Thanks to Anne for organising and to Paul for planning - and giving us another excellent WEE night out.


We're back! The first event of the August WEE series moves to Bangor and Castle Park.

Bangor Castle and its grounds were once the property of the Hamilton family, but both are now in municipal ownership. The castle is now the town hall and the grounds are known as Castle Park. They still retain the feel of a private estate rather than a manicured public park and covers an area of 130 acres. The park showcases a wide range of arboreal life, with trees from countries such as Australia, Japan, Spain and Austria. The most famous of these is now a mere stump located near the multiplex and is believed to be the spot where the Duke of Schomberg tethered his horse when his Williamite army landed at Groomsport in 1689. Could this be a control location???

The vegetation is not too bad, but I would still highly recommended full leg cover.

Registration will take place in the main car park behind town hall from 6.30 pm, with starts from 7.00 pm until 7.45 pm. The courses will close at 8.30 pm.

The entry fee is 2 for members and kids - 4 for everyone else. This fee includes a pre-marked map and hire of a 'dibber' (all will become clear at registration!). Please try and reuse your map bag where possible.

If this is your first event, don't worry - there will be plenty of people about to help you get started (and finished if needs be :).

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night!


Castle Park in right in the middle of Bangor. Follow the main A2 road into the town from Belfast. Pass the railway/bus station, turn right at the roundabout and follow the road up the hill (passed the police station and the leisure centre). Turn left at the top of the hill and follow the road around about 150m to the entrance to the main car.

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Event details last updated on 8th August at 18:44
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