Luss fell activitySun 5 Mar, 2023

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Moorland

Last updated: Thu 09 March, 2023


Glasgow Uni Orienteers and Trailrunners, in collaboration with Clydeside Orienteers, present an unmissable fell activity at Luss on Sunday – resilience, navigation and strength will truly be put to the test!

Location Info

Near: Luss
Lat,Lng: 56.10216,-4.64049
OS Grid Ref: NS359930
Postcode: G83 8NY
What3Words: ///ogre.custard.magic

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Directions / Parking

Start/ Finish Is the far side of the footbridge from Luss Village. Parking is available in the village carparks of Luss for £1/hr, or slightly further at the start of the Glen Russ Road or A82 Laybys to save some all important pennies.

Map / Terrain

The long course features substantial running off-path or on small informal trods, is very steep in places, and involves some more advanced navigation and routechoice problems. All controls are on prominent features, such as hills or streams.

The short course is almost all on paths with simple navigation. It is still exposed, remote and physical.

The Luss Hills are generally fairly runnable grass everywhere off path due to the sheep. There is currently a lack of bracken and minging undergrowth. Ridges are often much faster going than the hillside.

The Luss hills are generally fairly runnable grass everywhere off path due to the sheep, especially in March when there is no bracken or other bad undergrowth. Mostly due to the steepness, ridges are often much faster going than the hillsides.

Course Information

These will be provided on waterproof printed OS maps (1:25000), alongside polypockets. If you have a map bag or your own OS or Harvey map of the area, bring it/ them along.

Long – 14km, 1200m climb.

Short – 10km, 700m climb.

Controls will be marked by tape and the courses available on maprun.

The use of GPS as an aid to navigation is contrary to our philosophy and not allowed. Use of a GPS, altmetre or phone for navigation will result in disqualification – this includes at the start. (Except in case of emergency)

Entry Details

Entry deadline Weds 1st March 10pm - enter via this googleform

Each event will be £2 for GOAT and Clyde members and £4 for non Clyde/GOAT members - payment details will be provided after entry.

Registration and Start times

Start : 11 – 11.30am

Courses Close : 2pm

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dan Graves, 07557 941395

Planner : Rudi Paul

Safety Notes

The event could involve extreme conditions. All participants should be experienced in running over rough, remote and exposed terrain, and be competent to navigate in bad weather. If the weather is deemed `bad` by the organiser, full body cover, full waterproofs, hat and gloves must be carried. Participants are responsible for checking and evaluating the weather for the event. Please, be reminded, that the weather can change quickly and be worse than predicted.

A whistle, pen/ pencil, compass, fully charged phone, and waterproof jacket with hood are required as well as suitable footwear and clothing (for fell and trail use) and adequate emergency rations/ water. You are responsible for carrying your own first aid supplies, and we strongly advise carrying a survival bag. N.B. Larger first aid supplies will be at registration. Anyone found to be in breach of this or arrive without this, will be automatically disqualified from the event, and possibly banned from our future events. You must permit the examination of your kit by officials at any time.

The organisers cannot be held responsible for a runner`s safety are a runner has left the start. Runners are responsible for their own safety and accept the risks within this activity and deem their experience/ fitness/ navigation appropriate to the course chosen; by starting. Runners must respect private property and the rights of other hill users. Enclosed land Is to be avoided unless crossing on rights of way. If running with a dog, they must always be kept under close control, and on leads when close to livestock. Take care when crossing roads and rivers/ streams as well as fences. Do not litter on the course and close all gates. Please act with awareness, courtesy and consideration of all livestock and other hill users.

Participants conduct who is in the opinion of the organiser in a manner which could bring the event into disrepute or unnecessarily endanger other participants or hill users or officials will be disqualified, and possibly banned from future events.

Alcohol and/ or illegal drugs are not permitted to be taken on the course, at all.

U18s must be accompanied by a suitable and responsible adult guardian, who is responsible for the welfare of the child.

Any runner who has not completed the course by the course close time will be deemed to have retired. All runners must return to the start and let the organiser know that they are safely off the moor even if they have not completed the course. If you have not contacted the organiser or reported to the start/ finish within 30 minutes of course close time you will be deemed missing and searched for. You could be liable for any rescue costs incurred.

Phone signal is limited in the glens – We highly recommend registering with 999 text service prior to arrival; as well as downloading OSLocate app. If you are texting the organiser in an emergency, please include name, location, time and the issue. Signal is available in most of the higher areas.

You must provide any necessary information on medical conditions/ allergies etc. as well as an emergency contact prior to starting – there will be a form for this at registration.