Mapped areas

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Aird’s Park East

Near: Taynuilt

The detailed contours in this undulating area give excellent challenges at TD 4 and TD 5. The broadleaved woodland is a mixture of mature oak and younger birch thickets. This area is at its best in the spring.

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Ardchattan

Near: Oban

This extensive area on the north shores of Loch Etive is mainly open hillside with good contour detail. The lower slopes are affected by bracken during the summer and early autumn. Above this the heather covered moorland gives good running with few man-made navigational aids to make for challenging orienteering.

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Ardkinglas

Near: Cairndow

This area is a hill slope on the east side of upper Loch Fyne and is part of the Ardkinglas Estate. An extensive path network makes this area suitable for TD 1 - TD 3 courses, with scope for up to TD 5 courses through the plantation areas. This is a working forest and as such is subject to changes.

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Ardnaskie

Near: Taynuilt

The detailed contours in this undulating area give excellent challenges at TD 4 and TD 5. The broadleaved woodland is a mixture of mature oak and younger birch thickets. There are spreading thickets of ‘rhodies’ in the NW of the area. Underfoot the ground is tussocky and heavy-going as it is grazed by cattle all year round.

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Aros Park, Mull

Near: Tobermory mull

TBA

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Benmore Gardens

Near: Dunoon

Botanical Gardens with intricate path network

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Bishops Glen

Near: Dunoon

The former reservoir area for Dunoon has a network of paths which are well-used by local people. The hillside is covered with commercial plantation which is generally thick.

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Bridgend, Islay

Near: Bridgend, Islay

TBA

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Castle Gardens

Near: Dunoon

A ‘thumbnail’ area in Dunoon. Careful navigation is required to quickly and successfully complete courses as visibility is varied.

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Creag Mhic Chailein

Near: Connel

Mainly broadleaved woodland, interspersed with open areas; areas of marsh aid navigation. The whole area is covered by an abundance of contour detail creating detailed undulating terrain. Wonderful terrain that should be visited at least once in an orienteer’s lifetime!

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Dunollie/Ganavan

Near: Oban

A generally runnable area made up of series of hills to the north of Oban with some very fast going over the sheep grazed farmland in the centre of the area. Gorse bushes reduce visibility in places.

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Dunstaffnage

Near: Dunbeg

A great area for short courses, especially around Dunstaffnage Castle, where it is contained by natural boundaries and yet has relatively low visibility in summer. The open moorland gives a good introduction to using contours. The area extends to the south on the Dunollie/Ganavan map and includes Dunbeg village and surrounding housing schemes making for an urban - coastal - parkland combination. Not typical Ecko terrain.

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Fearnoch

Near: Taynuilt

A large area of commercial plantation with a network of forest roads. Map is path and off-path. The area is most suited to courses up to TD 3 (including Long Orange) and bike-O

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Glenbranter

Near: Strachur

A steep hillside covered with varying ages of plantation forestry. Bracken in felled areas. The forestry area is being developed for recreation with paths being added for walking and mountain biking. The rough open area to the north is grazed by cattle.

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Glendaruel

Near: Glendaruel

An area of farmland (pasture) and birch trees sandwiched between the road and the river. Marshes can be treacherous if the river has recently flooded.

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Glendaruel Caravan Park

Near: Glendaruel

Glendaruel Caravan Park is an ideal area to introduce the complexities of map-reading to beginners. In winter there is less undergrowth and visibility is increased.

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Inveraray

Near: Inveraray

The mapped area has a variety of terrain. Around Inveraray Castle the land is flat with fields for grazing. On the lower slopes of Dun na Cuaiche there is an extensive network of paths amongst broadleaf woodland.

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Inverawe

Near: Taynuilt

An area of many terrain types which is bordered by plantation forestry to the east. An intricate path network in the south around the ponds and through the surrounding broadleaved woodland. To the north the land rises steeply over a broadleaved-covered hillside which opens onto contoured, tussocky moorland where it is easy to make parallel mistakes. Clumps of gorse bushes reduce visibility at times.

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Kerrera

Near: Oban

An exciting area on an island just SW of Oban. Open moorland running with interesting contour detail supported by patches of intricate rock features. Few man-made handrails but many natural ones aid navigation. On a clear day take time to look at the wonderful views over the Firth of Lorn to the Island of Mull.

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Kilmory Castle

Near: Lochgilphead

Detailed mapping in the south around the loch and the house where there is a detailed network of paths and runnable areas. Path and off-path in the north of the map which is mainly varying ages of plantation forestry; route choice is a critical feature of well-planned legs in this area.

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Kilmun

Near: Dunoon

A deceptively steep hillside with a network of paths criss-crossing it. This area was established as an arboretum by the Forestry Commission in the 1930’s and it is possible to count over 130 varieties of trees! A physically hard area after heavy rain.

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Loch Nell and Shenavallie

Near: Benderloch

This is a coastal peninsula typical of the west coast of Scotland with a rocky shoreline and several inlets. The area is mainly flat with raised areas of natural mixed woodland.

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Lochgoilhead

Near: Lochgoilhead

A steep, tussocky and marshy hillside above the village of Lochgoilhead. The many large crags require careful navigation. The mapped crags include the local landmark of ‘The Steeple’. Most of the dark green shows areas of ‘rhodies’.

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Oban

Near: Oban

A 1:5000 street map of part of the town which includes the hill with McCaig’s Tower on the top.

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Puck’s Glen

Near: Dunoon

A steep hillside, mainly covered with thick plantation sitka spruce, runs along the west edge of the area. The area in the NE of the map has varied with contour detail and vegetation changes.

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Strachur

Near: Strachur

This map divides into two separate areas: the open hillside is tussocky (quite heavy going, especially if there has been a lot of rain!). The lower area around the river is part of the grounds of Strachur House with a path network, some open and runnable fields and clumps of ‘rhodies’.

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Sutherland’s Grove

Near: Barcaldine

Path and ‘off-path’ map. Mainly plantation forest of varying age. Area is most suitable for up to TD3 courses (including Red) and bike-O.

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Torinturk

Near: Taynuilt

Mostly an open runnable hillside with intricate boulder and crag detail.

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Tralee Bay

Near: Benderloch

Mixture of fast, mature woodland, beach, dunes and caravan park. 1:5000 sprint map (ISSOM) with 2.5m contours.

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