Mapping excursion to Ardkinglas Woodland Garde

John and Suse avidly looking at the map

A little while ago, we received a request from Ardkinglas Estate to see if mapping their woodland garden might be a possibility. John and Suse Coon very kindly volunteered to facilitate this so an enjoyable morning was spent guddling around the gardens pondering various aspects of mapping this little area and discovering little gems like the Gruffalo Trail and marvelled at the 'Mightiest Conifer in Europe' in the process. Could this lead to an EckO event here in the future?

Wed 2 Jun 2021Read more…

Scottish Junior Cup

Liz happy to finish

Well done to all the EckO Juniors who competed at Auchingarrich on Sunday. Auchingarrich is noted for its navigational difficulty and if map contact is lost, it is very difficult to relocate in places. Everybody including the EckO adults managed to complete their courses and survive! Our best position was Finlay who was 2nd M12 on the Orange Course. He felt that the SWAT training which was at Light Green standard really helped him to feel confident about his navigation round the Orange course.

The next SWAT training session will at Craig Mhic Chailein. Training in the morning and competing in the afternoon.

Wed 2 Jun 2021Read more…

Mapping practical session

Andy explaining what to map

Six members from EckO enjoyed a very informative mapping session late last month. Did you know that not every feature is marked on an orienteering map? An orienteering map is very much the mappers interpretation of what is seen and one mapper's map could be very different to another mapper's map! Ahhh...that could explain a lot of my orienteering difficulties - it has to the mapper's fault.

Wed 12 May 2021Read more…

May News Letter

Connel Hills Base Map

Catch up on all the latest news from EckO here

Wed 12 May 2021Read more…

April Newsletter and important dates for your diary.

Ruari Cottier

Events, Junior Rep., Junior news, Volunteer development and so much more.

Wed 7 Apr 2021Read more…

Success !

Our sad and very sodden equipment store

We have been successful in our application to Live Argyll Community Sports Hub Return to Sports Grant. This grant will enable us to replace our dilapidated equipment store at Taynuilt. We are hoping to build our new shed close to Taynuilt Sports Pavilion. This will allow us to come together as a club and hold regular orienteering activities.

Lots of fun and exciting times ahead.

We would like to offer our grateful thanks to Live Argyll Community Sports Hub for their generous contribution.

Tue 6 Apr 2021Read more…

April ROMP at Glencruitten

This months ROMP is at Glencruitten, east of Oban on the back road from Oban to Connel (just past Luachrach Loch).

Fri 2 Apr 2021Read more…

Smartphone Orienteering

Map Run F Logo

Get your orienteering fix using MapRun. Urban maps are available for Oban with more traditional orienteering maps available at Ganavan, Sutherland's Grove and Tralee with more in the pipeline.

Tue 30 Mar 2021Read more…