Glen Nant, Nov 19 2017

, Susannah MacMillan

Date of event: Sun 19th Nov 2017
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Taynuilt


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At last a dry, albeit chilly, day for the latest in EckO's Autumn/Winter series of events. Susannah MacMillan(Organiser), Louis Macmillan (Planner), and Ross Lilley(Controller) offered us five courses on the superb map produced this year by Stirling Surveys.

They were were rewarded by an excellent turnout of members and non-members, augmented by the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) who were in Argyll for a training weekend. As was the case in May for EckO's Scottish Orienteering League event here, there were were lots of positive comments about the course planning and the map.

The Argyll and Bute Sports Achievement of the Year was presented to Louis MacMillan by Councillor Roddy MacCuish at the event. Councillor Roddy expressed his admiration for Louis's achievements this year and appeared impressed by the organisation involved in Sunday's event.

Orienteering events need lots of helpers and Sunday's event was no exception. So my thanks to: all the control setters - Jan, Susannah, and Louis; control collectors - Ross, Louis, Susannah, Jura, and Dave; Carol on registration; and John on car parking.


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  • Planner: Louis MacMillan
  • Organiser: Susannah MacMillan
  • Controller: Ross Lilley
  • Contact:

Pre-Event information

Course information

Five courses are available:

   Course             Difficulty         Length               Description
    Yellow                Easy               1.9 km            Suitable for novices

   Orange             Medium             2.4 km        Juniors that have mastered
                                                                        Yellow; Adult novices

Light Green       More Technical     3.8 km       For those with some experience

   Green               Difficult            5.2 km        For experienced orienteers

    Blue                Difficult            7.0 km        For experienced orienteers


Start Times 10.30 -12.00 (Note earlier than usual)
Courses close 13.30

Entry Details

Enter on the day, but please reserve your map (including which course) in advance by emailing

Entry Fees:

Juniors - £2
Adults (Members) - £4
Adults (Non-members) - £5 (please note, if you have entered 3 previous orienteering events you are advised to join British Orienteering and/or Scottish Orienteering)

Info for dog owners

Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control



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How many competitors paused to take in the view of Cruachan?, Susannah MacMillan

How many competitors paused to take in the view of Cruachan?

Louis receives his award from Councillor Roddy McCuish, Kevin McGlynn

Louis receives his award from Councillor Roddy McCuish

Louis and Roddy joined by two Ecko stalwarts, Ross Lilley (L) and Alan Partridge (Chairperson, cold), Kevin McGlynn

Louis and Roddy joined by two Ecko stalwarts, Ross Lilley (L) and Alan Partridge (Chairperson, cold)

Image of the Glen Nant map About the area/map

Glen Nant

EckO's latest map, courtesy of Stirling Surveys

Read more about the Glen Nant area and map


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Posted by Andy Dale