DunstaffnageAnytime Orienteering

Dunstaffnage Beach

Dunstaffnage Beach

Type of course: Virtual
Terrain type: Urban & Woodland & Moorland

Last updated: Sun 18 Jul, 2021


Dunstaffnage is a great area for short courses, especially around Dunstaffnage Castle, which is contained by natural boundaries and yet has relatively low visibility in summer.

The open moorland gives a good introduction to using contours. The area extends to the south on the Dunollie/Ganavan map and includes Dunbeg village and surrounding housing schemes making for an urban - coastal - parkland combination. Not typical Ecko terrain!

Map Scale 1:5000.

The course is a scatter course. Try getting all the controls or use plan your own shorter course to suit your orienteering ability.

Location Details

Near: Dunbeg
OS Grid Ref: NM881342
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Directions / Parking

Leave the A85 at Dunbeg and follow the signs for Dunstaffnage Castle. Park in the Castle car park (check times for closing) or in the marine lab car park

MapRun directory path:
UK/Scotland/Argyll/Lock Eck Orienteers

Courses available

DunstaffnageScatter course, Variable,30 controls

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Other Information


There is a tearoom in the Castle (check opening times). There are also some facilities in Dunbeg village or Poppies Garden Centre.