May EventCreag Mhic ChaileinSun 29 May, 2022

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.

Last updated: Fri 13 May, 2022

Pre Event Info

Firstly, we would like to thank Lorn Nelson for permission to use the area and Johnny for all his help and enthusiasm .

This is a fun local event and, if the weather is kind, it's a perfect place for orienteering. John McLuckie has very kindly agreed to plan and organise the event so we look forward to some great courses.

Coaching: There will be 1 hour of coaching/training available from 10.00 - 11.00 on Sunday morning. This is open to any EckO adult or Junior (age 8+). Come along and learn/practice your orienteering skills prior to the event. Please email Jan Kersel if you are interested in attending this.

Location Info

Near: Taynuilt
Lat,Lng: 56.44722,-5.32812
OS Grid Ref: NM948333
Postcode: PA37 1PR

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Directions / Parking

Coming from Taynuilt along A85, take the left turn (W3W norms.flooding.sunroof) after the railway bridge (approximately 4 miles after Taynuilt). Follow the farm road under another railway bridge. Parking will be in the farmyard. Coming from Oban along A85, take the right turn just before the railway bridge at Achnacloich (W3W norms.flooding.sunroof)

Please take great care when leaving the event to make the right turn onto the A85 as visibility is very poor and traffic is moving fast. It might be advisable to turn left towards Oban and turn round at Connel.

Map / Terrain

Creag Mhic Chailein is a fantastic area of mainly broadleaved woodland, interspersed with open areas. There are also areas of marsh which will aid navigation. This area reflects Argyll orienteering at its best! The beautiful old woodland is in great condition and the bracken is fairly low key at present. What more could we ask for - an orienteers dream :)

Registration and Start times

Start Times are from 11.30 -12.30 - Courses close at 2.00pm

The start blocks are 11.30 - 11.50 (Early), 11.50 - 12.10 (Middle), 12.10 - 12.30 (Late)

You must report to download before courses close at 2pm

Course Information

TBC but likely to be:

Yellow - uses simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. Mainly used by under 12’s and family groups

Orange - basic use of the compass and route choice. Ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters

Light Green - ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and ‘point’ features

Green - mostly experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty

Blue - as for Green, but physically more challenging

Entry Details

Entries are now OPEN

Entries CLOSE: 23:59 Thursday, 26th May

BOF/SOA - Senior £5.00, Junior £3.00

Non BOF/SOA - Senior £6.00, Junior £3.00

Please enter by emailing Alan Partridge (

Your email must include:

Confirmation of entry and details of payment by BACS transfer will be sent to you by email.

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs on leads in the car park area only. Please clear up any mess. If at all possible please leave your dog at home.


A first aid kit and volunteer first aider will be available to provide first aid for minor injuries at the event assembly but for all other injuries please go to Lorn and the Isles District General Hospital PA34 4HH Tel. 01631 567500

Nearest facilities are Taynuilt, Connel, Benderloch or Oban.


All Competitors take part at their own risk and should choose a course that matches their experience and fitness.

Competitors are advised to notify the organiser of any relevant medical conditions. If you wish to do so, please email event organiser as soon as possible. All details are confidential and will be removed after the event.

There may be livestock present in the competition area – cattle and sheep.

Ticks may be present. Competitors should check for ticks as soon as possible after the event.

Please wear full leg covering

Covid Regulations:

Please do not attend this event if you are currently exhibiting any Covid symptons. As with our previous events, we respectfully ask you all to observe the current COVID regulations, 2m social distancing, avoid gathering in groups at download and that you are familiar with British Orienteering's Code of Conduct

Contacts / Officials

Organisers/ Planners: John McLuckie