Balkello Club Event, Dundee
Sun 07th Nov 2021
Last updated: 09th Nov
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland
Read more about the mapped area
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
- Grid Ref: NO365385
- Postcode: DD3 0QX
- Latitude: 56.53486
- Longitude: -3.03385
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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 -
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.
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 -
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.
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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