Glencruitten Woods, Jan 28 2018

Mum, do we have to wear woolly hats to go orienteering., Bill Kersel

Date of event: Sun 28th Jan 2018
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Oban

Results

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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.  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

events location

Location:

Officials:

  • Planner: John McLuckie
  • Organiser: John McLuckie
  • Controller: Ross Lilley
  • Contact:

Pre-Event information

Course information

Courses;

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

Times

Starts from 11am to 12 noon

Courses Close at 2pm

Entry Details

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.

Facilities

Nearest toilets are in Oban

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Mum, do we have to wear woolly hats to go orienteering., Bill Kersel

Mum, do we have to wear woolly hats to go orienteering.

I'm sure the control should be around here., Bill Kersel

I'm sure the control should be around here.

Former Chairman Ross facing the next five years as an M50., Bill Kersel

Former Chairman Ross facing the next five years as an M50.

Who says this sport is difficult. I just came round the bend and the control was here., Bill Kersel

Who says this sport is difficult. I just came round the bend and the control was here.

An invader from neighbouring CLYDE land caught in the act of stealing ECKO victuals., Bill Kersel

An invader from neighbouring CLYDE land caught in the act of stealing ECKO victuals.

Image of the Glencruitten Woods map About the area/map

Glencruitten Woods

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 

Read more about the Glencruitten Woods area and map

 

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Posted by Andy Dale