Tayside Orienteers


Balkello Club Event, Dundee

Image of the Balkello Hill map

Sun 07th Nov 2021

Last updated: 09th Nov
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland
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Results and split times


The third of the clubs autumn season events will be held on the hilly moorland area north of Dundee starting from Balkello Community Woodland.

See Final details at   https://www.taysideorienteers.org.uk/final-details-balkello-nov-7

See Start List at        https://www.taysideorienteers.org.uk/sstart-list-balkello-nov-7th


Nearest town: Dundee

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

From Dundee, take the Coupar Angus road. Then ,take the B954 going north.  Turn right onto the Tealing road at Auchterhouse.  Use the field on right as you enter the Community Woodland car park.  What3words/// salads.prove.frosted  Take care - a Ten Mile Road Race uses the Tealing road that day.


No toilets or refreshments

Registration & Start Times

Registration - (Open from 10am) There is no on the day registration. Collect any ordered Si dibbers.  Yellow course runners should pick up their map before going to the start.  Contact registration for first aid

In car park - look for Tay banner and tent.

Start times -

Course Information

There are 5 courses  

Yellow  (younger competitors and relative beginners)  2km long and 25m climb

Orange (more experienced competitors) 3km / 75m

Light Green 3.2km / 90m

Green  4.2km / 160m

Blue  5.5km 175m

Start 20min walk Finish Adjacent to registration

Download by registration tent.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entries via Si entries - https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=9004

Cost - SOA/BOF members adult or Group £5  Junior or Student £3  Non- members  Adult/ Group £7 Junior/Student £5

Contacts / Officials

Alistair Duguid  -

Dogs allowed?

This is a popular dog walking area. All dogs should be kept on a lead.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Keep It Clean campaign - Forestry Commission Scotland

Our forests are at risk from tree pests and diseases. These can dramatically affect the health of our trees, upsetting the delicate ecosystem balance and devastating large areas of woodland.
Pests and diseases hitch a ride in mud and debris on shoes, paws and tyres, ending up in new forests. Here, they can spread rapidly in environments with no natural resilience.
Read more about this on the FCS website.


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