Winter 3InverlochySun 04 February, 2024

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 successful event, thanks to planners Chris and Alison, and controller Ross . They gave us five courses, ranging from the Yellow course on the gently undulating, open terrain of the golf course to the physically and technically demanding Blue course which took runners onto the steep wooded hillside above the golf course.

Weather was atrocious and so the turnout of more than fifty hardy souls was very satisfying for the organising team. All were grateful to return to warming soup and sandwiches in the Café. The age range of competitors was again typical of our sport: from one young lady barely six weeks old (albeit under the protection of her mum) to at least a couple of participants of pensionable age.

EckO wish to express our thanks to the Café owner and his staff for opening especially for our event; to Fort William Golf Club for granting access to the golf course and changing facilities; and to Jamaha Estates for allowing access.

Last updated: Tue 06 February, 2024

Pre Event Info

Welcome to EckO's third winter event at Fort William's Golf Course. Huge thanks to Chris and Alison for planning and organising the event and to Ross as controller. EckO would also like to thank Fort William Golf Club for giving permission to use the area and for opening the Club House and Cafe for snacks, toilets and changing facilities. Please support the Golf Club.

Location Info

Near: Fort William
Lat,Lng: 56.83984,-5.05689
OS Grid Ref: NN136762
Postcode: PH33 6TL

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Directions / Parking

The Parking is at the Fort William Golf Course which is just off the A82 north east of Fort William. W3W ///erase.videos.coast

Map / Terrain

The map is a mixture of Open golf course fairways and forestry woodland, mostly open and deciduous trees. There are a network of tracks and paths, (some of which start and stop at random on the golf course).

There is a section of the golf course which is out of Bounds. Please remember that Greens and Tee’s are out of Bounds (Runners are to skirt round Greens and Tee’s)

Whilst the main running area has been closed to golfers, please always be on the lookout for golfers.

Registration and Start times

Registration: from 11:00.

Start times: 11.30 - 12.30

Courses close: 14.30

Course Information

There will be four courses:

Entry Details

Juniors (under 21): £3

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

We very much prefer online entry and online payment of entry fees.

Please email with the following details for each competitor:

Bank details:

Account name: Loch Eck Orienteers

Sort code: 87-43-62

Account number: 75376768

Cash payment can be made at registration.

Pre-event entry closes on Saturday, 3rd February at midday to allow time for map printing.

Entry on the day is possible, but we print only a few extra maps for each course and so there is a risk you won't get your preferred course.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved, under control dogs are welcome, but please clean up after.


The Club house will be open and there are toilet and change room facilities. The Club house Café will be open and will be serving drinks, snacks and soup and sandwiches.


Inverlochy is well used by Golfers, walkers, dog walkers, runners, and cyclists. Please respect these fellow users.

Contacts / Officials

Chris Vind and Alison Stewart