Autumn/Winter 19/20GanavanSun 29 September, 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.



Another excellent turnout on a fine day at Ganavan. A big, big thank you to Ross Lilley who planned all the courses; put out the control flags (starting at 7.00 am by torchlight !); provided coaching along with Jan Kersel; and collected half the controls. Just another day at his orienteering office.

Also thanks to Diane Mailer and Jan for control collecting; to Andy Dale for rescuing your scribe from a failure to keep on top of his printer toner supply; and to Douglas Henderson (Roxburgh Reivers) for helping out at registration.


Last updated: Sat 08 January, 2022

The second of the Autumn/Winter series of local events with coaching.

Location Info

Near: Oban
Lat,Lng: 56.43668,-5.46943
Postcode: PA34 5TB

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Directions / Parking

Follow the coastal road from Oban to Ganavan Sands. There is a large car park.

Map / Terrain

Map Details are here

Registration and Start times

Coaching: 10:00

Registration: 10.30 - 12:00.

Course start times: 11.00 - 12.00.

Courses close: 13.30.

Course Information

There will be three courses - Yellow for the very young or those with no previous experience; Orange for those with a little more experience; and Blue for fully experienced orienteers. The Blue course can be shortened to create either a Green or a Short Green.

There will also be training opportunities for adult beginners and juniors.

Entry Details

Entry on the day, but please email in advance to book your map(s)

Entry fees:

Juniors (under 21) - £3

Seniors - £5 (members); £6 non members)

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs are welcome.


There are toilets at Ganavan and usually a coffee/takeaway food van.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser, Ross Lilley (