Winter 1GanavanSun 03 December, 2023

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.



The weather and terrain were perfect for a cracking event on Sunday. Ganavan was at its best if a little chilly particularly for those on download ie Ross and Alan. Many thanks to Ross for planning four excellent courses which made the most of the best parts of Ganavan. The green and blue course visited some lovely runnable terrain with tremendous views at Dunolliebeag. Ross started to put the first controls out at the crack of dawn. When the helpers arrived all was ready!

Thank you to Alan who did his usual excellent job of organising the entries, starts and download. Surprisingly, the printer still worked despite the baltic temperature.

Ruari and Finlay did an excellent job mentoring other less experienced orienteers. We musn't forget the excellent brownies and flapjacks that sustained starving orienteers. Thanks Liz.

Last but not least, thanks to all our control collectors - Ruari, Finlo, Jan and Ross.

Next event is at Sutherland's Grove on Sunday 7th January.

Last updated: Mon 04 December, 2023

Pre Event Info

Note, Yellow and Long Orange courses will use Ganavan area between coast and the cycle path. The Green course also ventures into nearby Dunolliebeg to the south

Location Info

Near: Oban
Lat,Lng: 56.43748,-5.46923
OS Grid Ref: NM862327

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Directions / Parking

Parking, Assembly and Start/Finish at Ganavan Sands Carpark

Registration and Start times

Registration will be from 10:30 and the start will be open from 11.00 - 12.00 with courses closing at 14.00.

Course Information

Entry Details

NOTE - We much prefer PRE-ENTRY and payment by bank transfer, but will accept some entry on the day (dependent on the number of maps available).

This event is open to anyone who wishes to have a go at orienteering along with EckO, SOA, BO members.

Sportident (SI) electronic timing will be used.

ENTRIES are now open

HOW TO ENTER: Please email with the following information for each competitor:

Entry Fees:

Juniors (under 21): £3

Seniors (members): £5, (non-members) £6


Plenty of great facilities in Oban. Toilets at Ganavan Carpark (if they are open)


Safety Information:

Contacts / Officials

Ross Lilley