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

SWAT Training at Beecraigs


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

Thu 12 MayRead more…



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…

EckO heads to the Irish Orienteering Championships 2022


Congratulations to EckO members, John and Suse Coon on their latest escapade across the pond in the South West Of Ireland.

“Good effort,” I said.
“Good effort my foot!” came the quick reply “but it's very kind of you to say so. I set off on the sprint without my glasses so couldn't even read the map never mind find the controls!”

You see orienteering is not all about competition but having fun, problem solving and enjoying the moment.

Read on for a very entertaining account of some of their adventures.

Fri 6 MayRead more…

Iris is off to EYOC and to JWOC as part of the Great Britain Orienteering Team

Iris Aug 20a

Great Britain Junior Orienteering Teams have been announced for Junior World Championships and European Youth Orienteering Championships.

Thu 5 MayRead more…

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival

Calling all EckO Juniors…

Wed 27 AprRead more…

ABCD 10Km and FunRun

Hi to all our Orienteers. Looking for a bit of fitness work?

Wed 27 AprRead more…

EckO at the JK


This year the Jan Kellstrom International Orienteering Festival (JK) was held over the Easter weekend in South Wales.

Fri 22 AprRead more…

April Newsletter and Glencoe Lochan event

IMPORTANT - Glencoe Lochan Event - THIS SUNDAY (Sunday, 10th April)

As well as being a normal club event, this is also a 'Come and Try' event and is being

organised by the newly formed EckO Lochaber hub with the assistance of EckO.

It is suitable for families, juniors and all beginners and everybody is welcome. For further details click here

Wed 6 AprRead 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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