Spring Series 2Glen NantSun 23 May, 2021

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.



Glen Nant was at its best yesterday - pity it was cold and latterly wet. This didn't detract from the athletes tackling their courses with enthusiasm and vigour. The yellow/orange course took the competitors into a very beautiful part of Glen Nant which was lush with bluebells, primroses, wild garlic and wood sorrel. It was quite a challenging course occasionally taking everybody away from the line feature. Setting the map before leaving a control was really important and a good skill to practice. There were lots of smiley faces coming into download. The standard score took the athletes up into the woodland as far as the 'Eas Achadh Airigh' burn. Congratulations to John McLuckie who managed to get all the controls. The clue was in the name for the alternative score. The athletes had to plan their course so that they alternately visited a black feature (eg crag) followed by a brown feature (eg hill). This encouraged quick decision making and close map contact. Congratulations to Alison O'Neil from ESOC for winning this course.

Many thanks to all the helpers - Bill did a great job at the start, Alan for putting out controls, download, SI preparation and results and finally control collectors, Emma , Bill, Finlo and Ross.

We look forward to seeing everybody at the next event in Creag Mhic at Achnacloich. This should be another fantastic EckO event and we will be hosting SWAT. There will be no TOC at Creag Mhic but the TOC at Glen Nant will be left out until the end of June.


A note from the results team: Control number 6 (140) on the Yellow/Orange course was not responding and so has been removed from the result calculation. Sorry about that. Also several competitors did not fully follow the rules regarding alternating brown and black controls on the Alt Score course and therefore lost points.

Last updated: Sat 08 January, 2022

Pre Event Info

We extend a very warm welcome to orienteers from Argyll, Highland, Edinburgh, Roxburgh Reivers and STAG and look forward to some fierce competition. Extra points to those who manage not to trample a single bluebell!

Entries are now closed and start times are available here

Please remember to have a watch or similar - you will need to be able to time yourself so that you don't incur time penalties :)
In running this event we have the support of FLS (Forestry & Land Scotland.

Location Info

Near: Taynuilt
Lat,Lng: 56.39712,-5.21170
OS Grid Ref: NN029273
Postcode: PA35

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Directions / Parking

Take the B845 from Taynuilt to Kilchrenan and after approximately 3 miles take a right into the Glen Nant forestry commission car park. There is not a lot of parking available so please park considerately.

Map / Terrain

The courses will mainly cover the area to the North East of the main forest road and will not go past the 'Eas Achadh Airigh' burn because both bridges have been removed. Although this is a small area, there is some lovely woodland running full of interesting features like crags, bolders, knolls and marshes which will give some technical challenges and require rapid decision making for the score courses. The yellow/ orange course will mainly follow the ant hill trail but miss out the section where the path crosses the burn.

Registration and Start times

Starts will be from 11.00 - 12.00 with the courses closing at 1.30pm.

Start Times are available here

The start is very close to the carpark so please do not turn up too early. The finish is about 400m up the forest track and download is very close to the car park (pick up borrowed dibbers here). Please remember to download before leaving.

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

Course Information

1. Yellow/Orange course for adult novices and young juniors

For TD4/5 (competent orienteers from Light Green upwards):

2. Standard score course - Visit and dib as many controls, in any order, as you can within the time limit. Each control visited scores 10, 20, 30, or 40 points. You will lose points if you are over the time limit. Score events usually have a mass start but in order to comply with COVID regulations everybody will have individual start times.

45 minutes is the time allowed for the Standard Score course. Ten points are lost for every minute/part minute over the time limit - you have been warned :)

3. Alternative Score course (for those who want even more of a technical/tactical challenge) with the same regulations as for a standard score course.

60 minutes is the time allowed for this course. The same time penalties will be incurred for every minute over time - you have been warned :) An extra twist in this course will be revealed at the start!

Entry Details

NOTE - This event is PRE-ENTRY ONLY

Non-members and orienteers from outwith Argyll may enter this event.

There will be NO entry on the day.

HOW TO ENTER: Complete the attached form here the following information and return it to EckO info@ecko.org.uk

  1. Names of people entering
  2. Which course each person is entering
  3. Include your dibber/ SI number or whether you would like to borrow a dibber.
  4. BACS transfer - this is ECKO’s much preferred method of payment (if you choose to use this method and you haven't got EckO's bank details we will send you out an email with them - please pay as you enter the event.)
  5. Cash - we will ONLY accept cash if the correct amount is placed in a bag with your name and amount written on the bag and then the bag is placed in a bucket at download. This allows us to quarantine the cash for the required length of time
  6. Cost - Adult member - £5.00, non-member £6.00. Junior member/non-member (up to 21) - £3.00
  7. Entries close at midnight on Sunday 16th May, 2021
  8. Start times will be published Thursday 20th May, 2021
  9. Each event takes a lot of organisation so help would be very much appreciated. The registration form now has a list of some of the essential jobs. If everybody does a little then nobody has to do a lot. Please tick the appropriate box(es) if you are willing to help/ assist in our future events and you will be rostered in. Many thanks!

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs on a lead


There are no facilities at the event. The nearest facilities are either in Taynuilt or Kilchrenan


Competitors should wear full leg covering. There are plenty of brambles and ticks to contend with. Please advise the organiser if you have a pre-existing medical condition that we need to be aware of.

Contacts / Officials

Emma Baird Planner/Organiser

Jan Kersel Controller/Organiser