EckO moves to Sutherland's Grove for November

Parking Sutherlands Grove

Parking Sutherlands Grove

Posted: Wed 4 Nov 2020

Kicking off the ECKO November orienteering activities in Sutherland's Grove, Barcaldine is a ROMP planned by Andy Dale. Many thanks Andy.

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.

Two courses (Orange and Green) have been planned and controls have been placed. 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.

Please note that participants take part at their own risk and as an individual activity it is not covered by any orienteering insurance policy.


Please read the following information carefully:

Differences to ‘normal’ due to Covid-19:

Safety Information

Courses, map and terrain


Distance (km)



ROMP Orange



ROMP Green




Near: Barcaldine
Lat,Lng: 56.52716,-5.30871
Postcode: PA37 1SQ

What3Words: sunbeam.rubble.applied

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Leave the A828 just north of Barcaldine and park in the Forestry and Land Scotland car park.

Dogs are allowed but please keep them with you at all times and clear up any mess.