South Achray

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
12 May 2021 5:30 p.m. Aberfoyle Public Car Park NN 521 009 WEE John Heaton

Wednesday Evening Events

Local event series around some of our more popular areas.

Three courses offered: Yellow - (1.5km to 2km). Relatively simple navigation, mostly on paths. Searching for obvious features like path junctions and stream crossings.

Orange - (2km to 3km). Slightly tougher navigation, which may take you off paths. Searching for features like boulders and tree stumps.

Green - (4km to 5km). Tough navigation, off path and searching for more obscure features, such as depressions and re-entrants.

Start times and registration will be by pre-entry only for at least the first few events, but it's hoped that we can move to "turn up and run" by Mid May, COVID restrictions permitting.

£6 for adults/groups, £4 for juniors (under 20).

If you're a member of an SOA-affliated club, then it's £5 for adults and £3 for juniors, so worthwhile joining if you plan on doing more than a handful of events.

Online entries here

Further Information

event signup

Important Covid Info:

  1. If you're displaying one or more Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend.
  2. If you are in Covid-19 quarantine you must not attend.
  3. People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending places you at increased risk.
  4. The 2-metre rule applies at all times, including at controls, so please move away from controls as soon as you have punched. Please also maintain distancing on the route between parking and Start/Finish.
  5. Please keep young children with you at all times.
  6. You need to turn up for your starts on time. There is minimal room for rescheduling late starters, and you may have to wait to get an available start slot.
  7. Please do not congregate at the start/finish/car park.
  8. By taking part you agree to British Orienteering code of conduct (see

Parking: We are parking at the public car park in Aberfoyle, Grid Ref NN521009 / FK8 3UU / .

Toilets: There are public toilet facilities at the public car park but they close at 6pm, so please bear this in mind.

Start/Finish: The start is up the road towards the David Marshall Lodge. It’s on the first path on the right after the houses, Grid ref NN521012 /, it’s about 5 minutes walk from the parking. There is limited space at the start, please avoid congregating around the start area and aim to arrive at the start no more than 5 minutes before your start time. Please always adhere to the 2m rule while waiting.

Terrain: Mostly runnable forest and some very runnable open. Plenty of paths and forest tracks. The green course crosses a burn, the rocks are very slippery so be prepared to get your feet wet. The green course uses the woods to the east of Dounans, the area around the huts at Dounans is out of bounds.

Map: 1:7,500, Contour interval 5m. Based on the 2015 South Achray map, much updated, with very recent (May 2021) updates.

Control descriptions: These are printed on the front of the map. There will be no loose descriptions at the event, but a sheet with the control descriptions on is attached to this page, if you would like to print out your descriptions and bring them with you to the event.

Timing: Sportident in Contactless mode (SIAC) but any version of Sportident dibber will work. Note that all dibbers, including SIAC, must be dibbed manually at the Start and the Finish.

Controls: Please avoid putting your hands on any of the equipment.

Courses: Yellow 1.7km, Orange 2.2km, 85m climb and Green 4.6km, 210m climb.

Courses close:at 8:00pm but earlier controls may be collected before then.

Safety Please take care walking from the start/finish to/from the car park and use the pavement going up the hill. You’ll need to cross the main road through Aberfoyle to reach both. In addition, other users will be in the woods, such as dog walkers, runners and cyclists. As ever, please be considerate to other people using the area for recreation, bearing in mind the ongoing distancing rules.

Covid-19 procedures: A Covid officer will be present at the event, ensuring that we meet the guidelines; please do not be offended if you are asked to move to give someone else space, or move on after you have finished, or downloaded, etc.

Any questions please just get in touch.