Glencruitten Woods, Jan 28 2018
Date of event: Sun 28th Jan 2018
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Oban
Winsplits to follow.
As usual, our friendly computer, still full of festive cheer, has credited a couple of youngsters with controls they didn't punch, but must have passed.
A good range of regulars turned out on what turned out to be a very wet day in the end but most completed their course before the rain set in. Good to see the younger families successfully complete the yellow and orange courses. These were much more like regular orienteering courses found across the country compared to Ecko's usual areas. So good to have this new area in Ecko's orienteering portfolio.
The green and blue courses ventured further afield and made use of the more minor tracks in the, as yet, unmapped forested areas. Some of us missed the tracks in places and so winged it across what turned out to be quite runnable forest. Much of it looked to have lots of potential for some interesting runnable terrain with contour detail once it is fully mapped ( and here's John thinking he had finished the project!).
We are grateful to the walled gardeners for allowing us to use their polytunnel for the registration and to the owners of Glencruitten House, gardens and forest.
Thanks also to those who taking our advice on parking. Looked as if we could have fitted a few more cars in the carpark in the end but your co-operation on this was much appreciated.
Thanks to Jan, Andy, Andrea, Carol and Ross for helping John with registration, set up and control collecting. But most of all thanks to John for many hours dedicated to mapping the area, planning and organising the courses.
- Nearest town: Oban
- Grid Ref: NN880296
- Postcode: PA34 4QB
- Latitude: 56.41138
- Longitude: -5.43620
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
- Planner: John McLuckie
- Organiser: John McLuckie
- Controller: Ross Lilley
Yellow - Easy - 2.1Km
Orange - Moderately Easy - 2.5Km
Lt Green - Moderate - 3.1Km
Green - Moderately difficult short - 4.4Km
Blue - Moderately difficult long - 6.5Km
Starts from 11am to 12 noon
Courses Close at 2pm
Entry on the day
Juniors - £2
Seniors - £4 (or £5 for non Scottish Orienteering or British Orienteering members)
Info for dog owners
Dogs are allowed but we recommend you keep them on a lead.
Nearest toilets are in Oban
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A new area to orienteering located on the edge of Oban, Glencruitten Woods is a spruce plantation with a good network of forest roads, old tracks and trails created by mountain bikers which makes for classic path and track based orienteering.
The area sits on a hill above Glencruitten and the town and there are good views of Oban and the bay from parts of the area.
Most of the forested areas have yet to be mapped and have potential for some runnable forest with interesting contour features.
Survey and Cartography by John McLuckie, Ecko Orienteering Club 2017/18
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Posted by Andy Dale