Go Orienteering

Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.

Temporary Orienteering Courses

As part of our ‘Go Orienteering’ Programme, EckO offer a Temporary Orienteering Course that is available for anyone to use.
The TOC will be in the area that EckO are using for training/coaching and an event for that particular month. The courses (usually 2) will be available for the whole month.

Club News

EckO and the Itera Adventure Race - volunteers needed

Adventure Oban are partnering with Loch Eck Orienteers and Oban Canoe Club to bring the ITERA Expedition Race to Oban. This is a mind-boggling challenge that sees over 50 teams of 4 from all over the world take part in 500km of non-stop racing on foot, bike and kayak across the West Highlands. In particular, Oban Adventure is helping out ECKO as we look after an orienteering stage near Inverawe from Thursday 18th August at 2am until Friday 19th August at 3am.

We need all the volunteers we can get to help staff the start and finish section of the stage. You don’t need any orienteering experience and we’re grateful for any time you can offer, even if it’s just an hour.

If you can help, send an email to hello@adventureoban.org and Adventure Oban will take it from there.

Thu 11 Aug

Oban High School

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EckO enjoyed a very sunny coaching day at the rugby club in Oban with the Oban High School Duke of Edinburgh group.

Sun 26 JunRead more…

Jamie Stevenson Trophy

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After missing a couple of years due to covid, it was great to see lots of smiling faces on Moncreiffe Hill last Sunday for the 2022 Jamie Stevenson Trophy.

Sat 25 JunRead more…

June Newsletter and Information

Suse checking that John's map is up to scratch

The newsletter contains an update on EckO's recent activities and events but also some information on Future Training and Courses:

EckO are keen to offer opportunities to either learn how to orienteer or to help develop orienteering knowledge and skills, alongside our regular events.

Read on for more information here

Thu 16 Jun

Fantastic results for EckO at the Scottish Championships

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The Scottish Championships were held at Glen Dye, south of Banchory last weekend and...

Thu 2 JunRead more…

SWAT Training at Beecraigs

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Practising fine compass and pacing was the order of the day for SWAT.

Thu 12 MayRead more…

Lagganlia

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Congratulations to Ruari Cottier who, along with seven other Scottish Juniors, has been selected to attend the Junior Regional Orienteering Squad (JROS) summer camp at Lagganlia for M/W 14s.

Thu 12 MayRead more…

New to Orienteering?

Orienteering Control

Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

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