Bantaskine Local Event

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
10 Nov 2018 1:30 p.m. Bantaskine, Falkirk NS 882 790 Local Steven Scott


Local event

Further Information

Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

If you're a regular orienteer please pre enter at to guarantee a map. New to orienteering? Don't worry about doing this!

Travel / Car parking

When heading into Falkirk, follow signs for Falkirk Royal Infirmary. Leave Gartcows Road at its junction with Majors Loan, and head uphill on a slanting minor road (South Bantaskine Drive) which leads under the Edinburgh to Glasgow railway. Continue uphill and cross the Union Canal at a bridge to the left. Car parking and registrations are then immediately on the left, adjacent to the Seagull Trust boathouse.

There is parking for around 20 vehicles at the event site. If you're coming late, you may wish to park in the free car parks at either Drossie Road or Slamannan Road and walk the 300m along the canal bank to the start.


Start from 13.30-14.30 (everyone starts at a different time so you can't follow!)


  • Yellow: Ideal for under 16s. Approx 1.5km.

  • Orange: Perfect if you haven't done any/much before. Approx 2.5km, allow up to an hour to complete!

  • Green: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 3.5km with hills.

  • Blue: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 5km with hills.

About the area

Bantaskine was the country seat of Sir John Wilson, one of the "Great Men" of Victorian Falkirk, who made his fortune in the coal industry, and was MP for the area at the turn of the 20th century. The Battle of Falkirk Muir was fought in the area in 1746, and was the last major success for the Jacobite cause in the '45 Rising.

New to orienteering?

It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

What do I need?

It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.


  • Adult/Group £6
  • Under 20s £4

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