AYROC has in conjunction with local country parks established two Permanent Orienteering Courses at Dean Castle Country Park and Eglinton Country Park
A Permanent Orienteering Course is a perfect way for getting active, enjoying the scenery and green spaces with your family, or as a chance to get outdoors for a competitive time trial.
Both the new Dean Castle Country Park and Eglinton Country Park courses are now available and you can download the Permanent Orienteering Courses below. Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in the parks . Orienteering offers a combination of physical and mental exercise which is like no other, and you can find, navigate and complete courses at any time, and at your own pace. You just need to download a map to get you started!
11 members of Ayroc attended the 6 Days Orienteering event based in Lochaber, at the beginning of August
Daisy McNamara with prospective young orienteers at a Saturday morning session at Whiting Bay
Go Orienteering is a recreational resource developed by British Orienteering, helping people
to find places to Go Orienteering as well as top tips and helpful information to make
orienteering fun and safe for all. Find out more: https://www.goorienteering.org.uk/
AYROC event at Craigengillan, Loch Doon
Saturday 12th June 2021
Start times 11.00 - 12.30
Three courses available Yellow, Orange and Short Green
PRE ENTRY to by Thursday 10th June is ESSENTIAL
AYROC has recently taken possession of a set of 18 dibbers, electronic timing devices, which were very generously funded by the Building Communities fund of Mactaggart and Mickel. This will allow us to offer orienteering to more people, particularly during the Covid times when our equipment needs to be disinfected or quarantined between each use. Our annual AYROC School Championships will also benefit as we frequently have to borrow dibbers from other clubs.
Thanks to Mactaggart and Mickel for this donation.
If you enjoy running then you might like the sort of running orienteers do.
New to Orienteering?
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. It’s an adventure sport for all! The aim of orienteering is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and to decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It doesn’t matter how young, old, fit or unfit you are as you can run, walk, jog and progress at your own pace.