Glen Nant near TaynuiltAnytime Orienteering
Type of course: Temporary Terrain type: Woodland
The controls for the Glen Nant TOC (Temporary Orienteering Course) are out and the maps are available as a pdf download or from Outside Edge, Oban (cost £2.00).
There are two courses, an orange (suitable for families and novice orienteers) and a control pick course (experienced orienteers at TD 4/5 only). This is similar to the other long courses but there are 20 controls in a small area aiming to encourage good flow through the controls whilst maintaining map contact and accuracy in navigation.
There is also a 'help sheet' for the orange course here
The start and finish for both courses are at the gate/cattle grid where the deer fence crosses the forest road (approximately 400m uphill from the forestry commission car park).
Brambles and ticks are starting to appear so full leg covering is recommended.
Please log your TOC here
Near: Taynuilt Lat,Lng: 56.39611,-5.21054 OS Grid Ref: NN 0227 What3Words: ///plodded.retrieves.standard
Glen Nant OrangeLine course, 2.4km,12 controls
Glen Nant TOC Control PickLine course, 2.7km,20 controls
At present the junction from the main forest track to the path of the 'Ant Hill trail' has a red tape barrier across the entrance indicating that the trail is closed. This is only because the two bridges which take the trail across the burn 'Eas Achadh Airigh' are no longer there. Both courses are in this area but don't cross this particular burn and have a taped route to follow to avoid crossing the burn.
Take care - this is a technical area with some hazards - crags, tussocks, loose wire.
Choose a course within your own fitness and orienteering ability. Please remember that these courses are not official orienteering registered events or activities so participants take part at their own risk. For your own safety always let someone know where you will be.
There is parking in the forestry commission car park but no other facilities.