GlencruittenSun 01 October, 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.


Last updated: Fri 22 March, 2024

Location Info

Lat,Lng: 56.40993,-5.45929

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Directions / Parking

NB: Parking wil be along Glencruitten Drive/ Mossfield avenue area by the Rugby Club near Mossfield, Oban. The Rugby Club is being used so please don't park at the rugby club.

From the centre of Oban travel 400m SE on the A816; take a left at the church into Glencruitten Road; take the second right turn into Mossfield Avenue; parking will be from the SE end of Mossfield Avenue

Map / Terrain

Glencruitten is a spruce plantation with network of paths and tracks on edge of Oban. We'll be using a new map of the area created in summer 2023 by Jon Musgrave. There is still a lot of bracken around particularly on Blue and Green courses. Those areas that have been felled over the years are quite rough in parts. There are also a number of mountain bike tracks over the hillsides - need to keep alert for bikers. There is a mandatory crossing of the railway line under the bridge and an exclusion area close to the golf course.

Registration and Start times

Registration will be on the football pitch.

The start is along the main forest track above the railway line. (Approximately 700m walk to the start from the rugby club). Please follow signs and red and white tapes to the start.

There will be some tapes for those on the Yellow Course.

Finish is down on the football pitch near the rugby club.

Registration will be from 10.30. Starts will be from 11.00 - 12.00 with the courses closing at 2pm.

Remember to download when you have completed your run.

Course Information

All courses tbc but likely to be -

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:


Plenty of great facilities in Oban.


Contacts / Officials

Ruari and Finlay Cottier