What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting, challenging adventure sport, which involves competitive navigation, usually in woodland or on open hillside. Each competitor uses a map and compass, choosing their own way, to find the red and white flags at the sites indicated, by red circles, on their map.

Orienteering offers courses well suited to all ages and levels of skill and fitness. At the highest competitive levels, orienteers need to be as fit as any other athlete. However, for many people orienteering is just a fun, outdoor sport that takes them to different areas of the countryside. Participants can choose to run or walk, and length and difficulty of courses can be chosen to suit each individual.

To start all you need is a pair of trainers or all-terrain shoes, outdoor clothes and a sense of adventure.

19th September        Ardchattan, nr. Oban

24th October            Benmore, nr. Dunoon

14th November         Ardkinglas, on the A815 nr. Cairndow


Fees:               2 senior, 1.50 junior.

Start times:     From 11am to 12pm.

Courses:         There will be two levels of course available.

More info:

If you would like to know more, come and join us at one of our club nights (second Monday of each month) in the Coylet Hotel on Loch Eck.

Web-site: www.ecko.org.uk

E-mail: info@ecko.org.uk

Tel: 01369 702607