Register: from 1.30pm. Entry fee: £2.
Race Starts around 2.30pm
Taynuilt is home to a thriving traditional highland games with the usual
dancing, piping, track and heavy athletic events; so a good day out for
The Taynuilt Games Hill Race course leaves the Games Field to cross the
River Nant and heads through the historic part of Taynuilt passing the
Bonawe Iron Foundry and through Bonawe House before heading across the Awe
Swing Bridge to Inverawe Estate. Up through the fish ponds and into
Inverawe Forest. The climb is short and steep on open hill to Barran Dubh
from which there are great views back over Taynuilt and Loch Etive. Return
by the same route.
The course has a range of terrain from road, track and footpaths, tofields full of rushes, and very rough ungrazed hill with no path!
Last years prize pot was £140 from Clan McIntyre and Inverawe Smokehouse.
We are hoping to get the same this year. 1, 2 and 3 men and women get
Competitors gain free entry to the games.