Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill map
This area to the South of Aberfoyle has pretty much everything. Lots of good contour and rock detail, with the occasional marsh thrown in. The vegetation is a mix of deciduous woodland and mature plantation. An area new to all but the more senior orienteers, map originally drawn by Donald Petrie in the 1980s, completely remapped by Marcus Pinker in 2012 and updated and extended to the north-west by Jon Musgrave in 2016.
The original mapped area comprises a mixture of mature deciduous and plantation forest, with the recently revised and extended map including an extensive new area of oak woodland and some technical plantation forest. The eastern third is mainly ancient oak wood, mostly very runnable aside from some patches of bracken which will be dying back and shouldn’t affect running speeds significantly. Some of the mature working coniferous plantation has been affected by previous gales and subsequent forestry operations to extract fallen timber. The area is packed with interesting detail and should offer a great orienteering challenge.
Near: Aberfoyle Lat,Lng: 56.17855,-4.38104 Postcode: FK8 3UH What3Words: ///force.assembles.tiptoes