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The second edition of Coast and Islands took place last week in the untouched orienteering lands of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.

Report by Chris Smithard, Coordinator, Masterplan Adventure

Seven areas never before used and with a huge variety of terrain types from atlantic rainforest sitting on top of intricate contours, plantation forests on a set of mini ridges, castle sprints, and the stand-out favourite of Torinturk Forest.

Some long-time orienteers even described Torinturk as the best area they'd ever been to! Full of knolls, rock passageways, and picturesque coastal Legs. You can check out the maps from the first 5 days by going to the day's results and clicking the map tab.

There are three things that participants tell us they love about the event.

  • "Great areas"
  • "Good planning" and...
  • "A relaxed holiday feeling".

Which is good, as that's our aim for the event!

The NW coast of Scotland provides an almost endless opportunity for great orienteering which has hardly been touched by our sport. If you know of any potential areas please get in touch as we're always trying to narrow down our search.  It's a time-consuming job to find the best!



Find out more about this year's Coast and Islands Orienteering Week here.  

Next year the event is likely to take place on the Outer Hebrides. And wow have we got some great areas lined up!

To keep up to date with next year's event sign up on our website.


Organised by Masterplan Adventure. An Orienteering Club based in Scotland. Best known as the organiser for Sprint Scotland.

Photo credits: Walter Clark.