Tayside Orienteers


Christmas Score Event

Drummond Castle

Sun 18th Dec 2016

Last updated: 17th Dec
Type of event: Local, Score, Social
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
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FINAL DETAILS ADDED - looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at our Christmas Score event, by kind permission of Drummond Estates.

Online entries now closed - limited entry on the day.


Nearest town: Crieff

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Castle car park via back entrance. The entrance to the castle  driveway off A822 will not be open. Please avoid coming in off the A822 from Crieff and onto the Balloch Road. Come in from Muthill side past Muthill Golf  club.


There are toilets at the castle car park which is adjacent to registration, start and finish.

We have booked lunch afterwards at Crieff Golf Club (1.30pm). There are showers at the golf club so you can spruce yourself up beforehand (though only one for the boys and one for the girls). All lunches must be pre-booked but should be settled directly with the golf club on the day. View the menu here Please email Elaine by using the following email address (removing the spaces) 2egillie  s@gmail.com with your menu choices.

Registration & Start Times

Mass start at 11am.

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.

Entry Details

Choice of 1-hour or 45 minute Score course. Please enter online via O-entries

Registration will be open from 1000 to 1040 for those who need to collect hired dibbers and entering on the day. Entry on the day will be limited - please enter in advance if you can. If you have any difficulty doing this please contact F-Downie@  quista.net (remove spaces).

Adults - £5 members/British Orienteering, £7 non-members/non-British Orienteering

Juniors - £2 members/British Orienteering, £3 non-members/non-British Orienteering

Family groups pay one adult fee

Wearing something Christmassy may earn you valuable bonus points!

Terrain special notice

SSSI - the whole of the eastern side of the road, Drummond Wood, is an SSSI on account of its oakwood and lichens. Indeed the oakwood is so special it has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation, meaning it is one of the best oakwoods of its type in Europe. The Bowat burn flows through the area: it is easily crossable everywhere. The main conservation concern for us is to safeguard the ground flora of the wood. Specifically, you should avoid marshy areas in Drummond wood. These marshy areas are marked on your map as out of bounds - there is no reason to go there - controls are planned such that it is fastest and easy to avoid them. Anyone venturing into these may be disqualified.

Fences and walls should be crossed at gates/designated crossing points and gates left as they are found.

Crags and Cliffs - there are numerous crags and cliffs on the area and although the short course largely avoids these parents should ensure that their children are aware of the danger. The main tree lined driveway running from the castle eastwards has steep slopes on either side.

Contacts / Officials

Organisers/Planners - Allan and Fiona Downie

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads in car park only.

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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