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

Mapping practical session

Andy explaining what to map

Six members from EckO enjoyed a very informative mapping session late last month. Did you know that not every feature is marked on an orienteering map? An orienteering map is very much the mappers interpretation of what is seen and one mapper's map could be very different to another mapper's map! Ahhh...that could explain a lot of my orienteering difficulties - it has to the mapper's fault.

Wed 12 MayRead more…

May News Letter

Connel Hills Base Map

Catch up on all the latest news from EckO here

Wed 12 May

April Newsletter and important dates for your diary.

Ruari Cottier

Events, Junior Rep., Junior news, Volunteer development and so much more.

Wed 7 AprRead more…

Success !

Our sad and very sodden equipment store

We have been successful in our application to Live Argyll Community Sports Hub Return to Sports Grant. This grant will enable us to replace our dilapidated equipment store at Taynuilt. We are hoping to build our new shed close to Taynuilt Sports Pavilion. This will allow us to come together as a club and hold regular orienteering activities.

Lots of fun and exciting times ahead.

We would like to offer our grateful thanks to Live Argyll Community Sports Hub for their generous contribution.

Tue 6 Apr

April ROMP at Glencruitten

This months ROMP is at Glencruitten, east of Oban on the back road from Oban to Connel (just past Luachrach Loch).

Fri 2 AprRead more…

Smartphone Orienteering

Map Run F Logo

Get your orienteering fix using MapRun. Urban maps are available for Oban with more traditional orienteering maps available at Ganavan, Sutherland's Grove and Tralee with more in the pipeline.

Tue 30 MarRead more…

Research Request: Adults Participation in Orienteering

We wish to share a research request from Mairi Eades who is conducting research in the area of adults participation in orienteering and their motivations. Please take 15minutes to complete the online questionnaire.

Tue 16 MarRead 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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