Ganavan, Apr 18 2018
Date of event: Wed 18th Apr 2018
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Oban
The first of this year's mid-week Spring Series events took place at Ganavan in fine, though windy, weather conditions (hence no EckO tent; it was set up, but was threatening to launch Jan and Carol towards Lismore).
EckO's Spring series of mid-week, local events has been resurrected this year. We aim to present easy-to-organise events offering three courses suitable for beginner, inexperienced, or experienced orienteers, as well as coaching.
A big thank-you to Carol and Jan for organising and course planning; to Andy and Alan for IT stuff; and to all control collectors.
- Nearest town: Oban
- Grid Ref: NM862326
- Latitude: 56.43713
- Longitude: -5.46942
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
- Planner: Carol Burnapp, Jan Kersel
- Organiser: Carol Burnapp, Jan Kersel
- Controller: Ross Lilley
There are three courses:
Yellow 1.3km; 30m climb – easy course predominately on paths. One route between two controls is taped.
Orange 2.4km; 70m climb – medium course with quite a few of off path sections that will be rough under-foot.
Green 4.1km; 155m climb – difficult course.
Start times from 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm.
If you think you will be out for some time please start early. We need enough time at the end of the event to collect the controls in before it gets dark!
Courses close 8.00 pm
Enter on the day. Entry fees:
£4 Adults, £2 Juniors for ECKO or other orienteering club members.
£5 Adults, £2 Juniors for non-members.
As usual, please email in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your map(s), stating which course and how many.
Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.
Info for dog owners
Please keep dogs on a lead and under control in the car park and registration area.
There are public toilets in Ganavan car park
Ganavan is in the middle of a larger mapped area comprising a series of hills running along the coast north of Oban. Ganavan comprises rough open heather/grassy moorland rising behind Ganavan beach and north towards Dunstaffnage and Dunbeg. A line of high crags separate the moorland from a faster grassy and rocky coast. A sparse path network, some fencing and old earth dykes provide line features. The area is interspersed with patches of regenerating native woodland. Large areas of bracken and gorse are expanding following removal of livestock grazing in recent years
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Posted by Alan Partridge