Spring Series 2019Coille NathaisSun 07 April, 2019

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.



It's quite a while since EckO visited Coille Nathais but it was well worth it. Many thanks to Dave Bleazard and Leigh Murray for planning and organising the first of our Spring Series. We were short of numbers but those who did compete were treated to an extravaganza of orienteering experiences - navigation and route choice challenges, beautiful ancient woodland, runnable open moorland and the Bermuda Triangle of Coille Nathais.

Thank you also to Lorn Nelson for giving us permission to use the area and all our volunteer control collectors.

Last updated: Sat 08 January, 2022

The first event of the 2019 Spring Series.

Location Info

Near: Taynuilt
Lat,Lng: 56.43787,-5.28360

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Directions / Parking

The event will be signposted from the A85 1km NW of Taynuilt. Follow the minor road under the railway for 400m. Parking is limited; so please car share where possible.

Map / Terrain

Between Connel and Taynuilt, Coille Nathais is partly open, rough moorland and partly deciduous woodland. There is a lot of contour detail, some steep slopes, and very few paths. The map is copyright Clydeside Orienteers.

Registration and Start times

Registration: From 10.30 am

Start times: 11.00 to 12.00

Courses close: 1.30

Course Information

Yellow : 2.1 km; straightforward navigation, some legs are marked with tape; no compass necessary.

Orange : 2.1 km; ability to use a compass is desirable.

Light Green : 4 km; more challenging (a compass is essential); most controls are not too far away from line features such as paths, fences, or streams.

Green : 5 km; full orienteering skills required (TD5).

Blue : 6 km: full orienteering skills required (TD5), but longer.

Entry Details

Juniors: £3

Seniors: £5 (members), £6 non-members

For this event maps must be printed on Tuesday (2nd April) evening. So, to ensure a map, it's best that you order your requirement(s) via info@ecko.org.uk before then. We always print extra maps, but these will be available on a "first-come-first-served basis" on the day. Please pre-order to avoid disappointment.

Dog restrictions

Dogs must be kept on a lead. And please pick up poo.


None. Nearest villages are Taynuilt and Connel.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dave Bleazard

Planners: Dave Bleazard, Leigh Murray

Email: info@ecko.org.uk