Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)

A "summer" ROMP is now available in Glenmore Forest for individual training or organised groups including schools.  The area is physically tough in places but no control site is more than 100 metres from a road, track or path.

16th Mar 18

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20 controls (stakes with numbers and pin punches)  have been established with start/finish options either at The Hayfield (Forestry Commission car park) or Glenmore Lodge (by the National Orienteering Centre office). Parking is limited at the latter. 

Options include using some or all controls as a score event or other training/coaching options.  

The map is available as a free pdf to SOA members or supplied on waterproof paper to all at £3.50 per copy to include postage.  Maps produced using supplied pdfs are charged at £2 per copy to non-SOA members.   Many thanks to the Forestry Commission for their help and agreement on access.  If capercaillie are seen please advise the Events Manager Colin Matheson and stop any activity in the area.

Please contact for copies of the map or to arrange collection at Glenmore Lodge.

A risk assessment has been completed and available on request - note that the river has been marked as "uncrossable water" and bridges should be used.  Some ditches are currently very deep and full of water.  Ticks may be present in the area and orienteers should be aware of the risk of Lyme disease.  Culicoides impunctatus may be present later in the season.

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ROMP logo

ROMP logo (Full size)

The Hayfield start and finish

The Hayfield start and finish (Full size)

Photo of authorPosted on 16th Mar 18
by Colin Matheson