ROMP from 1/11/20 until 29/11/20Sutherland's GroveSun 29 November, 2020
Training 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.
Pre Event Info
This months ROMP is in Sutherland's Grove and has be planned and organised by Andy Dale.
What is a Romp?
A Romp is an orienteering activity that can be done at any time suitable to the individual/ family. There is no competitive element and hence no timing involved. A Romp can be used as a fun activity, an ordinary orienteering course or a training exercise with specific goals in mind. Please can you log your ROMP here after you have completed your course. This will give us accurate information about about the popularity of the ROMP.
Please note that participants take part at their own risk and as an individual activity it is not covered by any orienteering insurance policy.
Two courses (Orange and Green) have been planned and controls have been placed.
Orange is suitable for those who have done a little orienteering before
Green is suitable for experienced orienteers who are comfortable at TD4/ TD5
Choose a course suitable to your ability and fitness, download your map and head to Sutherland's Grove. The controls will be in place until Sunday 29th November. Each control is a small laminated orienteering kite with a code on the back so that you can check that you have the right control.
Directions / Parking
Leave the A828 just north of Barcaldine and park in the Forestry and Land Scotland car park.
- The map is 1:10,000 with 5m contours
- Sutherland’s Grove is a mixture of rough woodland with some open forest and recent felling. Plentiful paths and tracks.
- There are 2 courses available: Click on course required for a pdf map. Green will take you on a loop above a newly felled area, where there are lovely views. A couple of short forays into the felled areas are easily skipped if you don't fancy them as they're somewhat rough underfoot.
- Waterproof maps will be available from Dave Bleazard at Outside Edge in Oban (cost £1.00/map). A few maps of each course will also be available to pick up in from Andy in Barcaldine. Maps are in his greenhouse - please take one and leave £1.00. If you don't know where Andy lives please contact him.
- Sutherland’s Grove is very popular with the general public and likely to be very busy with dog walkers and cyclists particularly on the cycle track and surrounding the parking area. Please be aware of others and maintain your social distance.
- Some areas have recently been felled and there is possibly still some felling going on so please be aware of timber lorries on some of the wider forestry roads
- Ticks: There are ticks around particularly in the bracken so please check yourself carefully after your run.
- If you are displaying one or more COVID-19 symptons you must not attend.
- If you are in COVID-19 quarantine you must not attend
- People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending activities/ events places you at increased risk.
- The 2 metre rule applies at all times, including at the controls, so please move away from controls as soon as you are able.
- By taking part you agree to British Orienteering code of conduct (see https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/about/club-toolkit/#toolkit-Conduct)
- Please avoid touching the controls
- Avoid any unnecessary contact with gates, fences, etc
Please read the following information carefully: