Youth running routes

OBAN RUN ROUTE: At the request of the landowner we have agreed a small diversion to the existing Oban course for 2024 only. The second map on this page for Oban, shows where the diversion takes place on the map as a comparison. Please read this carefully.

Normal Oban Course Route before 2024

 The race starts with a run from the roadside at Oban Sailing Club heading North along the shore road. Note, there will be marshals at all road junctions and the hill summit. The route will not be flagged but will be marked with yellow spray paint. Bear right up Glenmore Road and up the steep Haggart’s Brae to re-join Glenmore Rd. Bear right at the top and then left onto Pulpit Drive. After 100m, take the path signposted `Footpath to Kerrera Ferry’. One mile later, Kerrera Sound comes into view. For this year only, take the path down signposted to Kerrera Ferry. Turn left at the road junction taking great care joining onto the road. Continue on this road until you meet a marshal at the foot of the path to Dun Uabairtich. Take the path and head for the marshal on top of Dun Uabairtich. After leaving the top runners must pass to the left of all fences. No gates, stiles or fences should be crossed on the return route. Descend to cross Kerrera Ferry footpath and after 150 metres climb left up left hand fork in footpath towards cliff tops. On approaching the cliff top, beware of dangerous gulley and head NW (right) along the cliff top path and continue to take the upper path along the cliff top. Eventually further progress is blocked by a fence/stile and the path turns left down a prominent gulley above Kilbowie. Take care rejoining the road and return along the shore road to the Oban Sailing Club House where the dinghies will be drawn up between the Sailing Club Pier and the Borro Boats Pier (The latter must not be used). Please ensure that you cross the finishing line together.The first pair of runners home wins the Oban Slip Trophy. Before boarding dinghies, runners must don lifejackets. Yachts will be waiting in the bay and must be outside the area of moorings. Yachts may be directed to round specific bouys before proceeding by any route to Salen on Mull.

MULL YOUTH RUN ROUTE

YOUTH TEAM COURSE
Land at Salen in the bay past the old pier and by the few remaining stumps of the derelict pier(GR578 441). After the 5 minute kit check by Marshalls and allocation of the tags, run to Salen and then along the B8053 to Knock and then left along the track on the SW of Loch Ba to tag check point at the forest road/track junction (GR568 372).

SENIOR AND YOUTH TEAMS DIVERGE HERE

After the check point (GR568 372) continue up the Glen Cannel river and pass the old burial ground into Coire Bhain, climbing to the check point on the summit of Beinn Talaidh (750m) (GR625 347). Descend NW via the check point at Tomsleibhe bothy (GR617 372). Return to Salen Pier and hand in your final tag. Sail by any route to Craighouse Jura.

JURA YOUTH RUN ROUTE

YOUTH TEAM COURSE
(N.B. The dangerous cliffs and unstable boulder fields on the Paps need extreme care).

Land on or between Craighouse timber pier and the old stone pier. Check in at the community hall control point along from the Jura Hotel. After the 5 minute kit check by marshalls and allocation of tags, take the road NE to the Jura Forest.

N.B. the Youth team and the Senior course diverge at (GR534 697).

Continue NE along the road to the three arch bridge check point (GR545 721). Ascend to the second check point on the SE summit of Corra Bheinn (GR526 755). Descend SSW to Loch a an’t Siob and then on to the third check point at the S end of the southern-most lochan in the group of five lochans Cnuich Charrach (GR510 719). Keep heading SSW to the fourth and last check point on the summit of Glas Bheinn (561m) (GR500 700). Descend by the old graveyard at Kiels to the point where the Kiels track meets the road at (GR529 683) and return to Craighouse along the road to hand in your final tag. Sail by any route to Arran.

ARRAN RUN ROUTE (Youth and Senior)
Land at Lamlash Pier. Note that the area round the pier is surrounded by moorings and the water is very shallow close to and W of the pier. At night, the pier may be marked by yellow flashing lights.

Take the A841 E from the pier. Leave it where it turns N and follow the coastal lane. At (GR043 323) (check point) turn left on to the track up Prospect Hill and run N past Claughlands Farm. Follow the track until it joins the lane via South Corrigills. Rejoin the A841 at (GR023 354). Proceed to the check point where the track meets the ridge (GR997 415), Proceed to the check point at the summit of Goat Fell (GR992 415) and return down the same route. Tags must be left at the ridge check point both out and home. The scree route must not be used (at the request of the National Trust). Return to Lamlash via your inbound route (South Corrigills and Claughands Farm) to hand in your final tag. Sail by any route to Troon.

 
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…until the next Scottish Islands Peaks Race!

 

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