SOL 7 and Twenty Fifth Tinto Twin Day Event

Sunday 28 Ocotber 2012 - Dreva and Muckle Muir
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The area is a mixture of well contoured open land, plentiful in rock features, and mixed woodland made up of two very different plantations. Almost all courses will feature a combination of terrain types.

The map is at a scale of 1:10,000 and been extended and updated in Autumn 2012.

Tinto are very grateful to the landowner, Mr Warnock of Rachan Farm for permission to use the area. To be eligible for the Tinto Twin Trophies you must run the Night and Day events in the course recommended for your age category, as given.

Course/Class Combinations
Black: M 21L
Brown: M18, M20, M35L, M40L
Short Brown: W21L, M21S, M45L, M50L
Blue: M16, W18, W20, W35L, W40L, M55L, M60L, M35S, M40S
Short Blue: W45L, W50L, W21S, M65L, M45S, M50S, M18S, M20S
Green: W16, W55L, W60L, W35S, W40S, M70L, M60S, M55S
Short Green: W65, W70, W75, W80, W45-60S, M75, M80, M65-70S, W18-20s
Light Green: W14, W16B, M14, M16B
Orange: W12, W14B, M12, M14B
Yellow: W10, W12B, M10, M12B
White: W10B, M10B

There will be limited Entry on the Day sucharged £1



Details of the pre-event information


The area is accessed off the B712 just south of Broughton. For full details see the downloadable document.


Courses on offer are: Black, Brown, Short Brown, Blue, Short Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White
A string course will be available.

Start times:

10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Entry Fees:

Senior BOF Member £11.00, Senior Non-BOF Member £13.00, Juniors/Students £6.00


Planner: Blair Young TINTO
Controller: Terry O’Brien STAG
Organiser: Marcella McLennan TINTO

Photo of authorPosted on 28th Oct 12 by Lorna Young


Information about the location

Near: Broughton, Scottish Borders  GoogleMap

Map of Rachan and Dreva Hill mapTerrain description

The prominent geographical position of this area is evident from the early signs of both habitation and fortification.

The Dreva Craig Fort together with its twin protector - Tinnis Castle and Fort to be seen to the south east of Dreva - guarded the gap between the Tweed valley and that of the upper Clyde. Dreva’s relatively poor natural protection was in part alleviated by the Chevaux De Frise - a feature rare in Scotland which can be seen by the numerous large stones arranged by man to provide a formidable obstacle to attacking enemies on foot, horseback or chariot.
Portions of the wall of the Fort can still be found on the hill and measure up to 4.3m thick at the base. Remnants of later undefended settlements and of a Celtic field system can still be seen surrounding the northern part of the Fort.

Both natural and man made linear features bisect the map with Biggar Water and the railway line which formerly joined the West coast main line to the Borders Waverley line cutting through the area from west to east and the River Tweed forming the Eastern boundary. The former branch line, which runs along part of the west side of the area, was built to provide transport for the men and material, which combined to build the Talla reservoir to serve Edinburgh with clean water.

Several landmarks in the area relate to the life of Merlin, the Druid wizard of King Cole, the ruler of 6th Century Strathclyde who retired as a Christian to this area. Merlindale and Merlin’s Stone are beyond the boundaries of the map.

The area is currently part of Rachan Home and Dreva Farms which are both owned and farmed by the Warnock Family who have kindly granted permission for orienteering.

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