Tayside Orienteers


Dundurn - Not the JK

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Sun 17th Apr 2022

Last updated: 18th Apr
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Tayside's Annual Event for anyone who is not going to the Jan Kjellstrom weekend. Held this year at Dundurn, St Fillans.
The final details are all now available

Fran Loots is planning this local event at Dundurn - near St Fillans - a testing area used in the 2019 Scottish Six Day Event. Easy (yellow) course users will have line features to follow supplemented by taped routes.

Nestled on the banks of Loch Earn, this is an area of ancient oak woodland along with more recent conifer plantations and a good smattering of bogs with some tricky contour detail and many rocky features.

The going is rough and courses include some steep slopes.

Important notice

1. Courses close 2:30.

2. There will not be any separate printed control descriptions available at the event.
If you want them, then you need to download them and print them yourself.
Download a PDF of the control descriptions here.


Nearest town: St Fillans

Pre event information


If you're displaying one or more Covid-19 symptoms you must not attend.

If you are in Covid-19 quarantine or self-isolation you must not attend.
People in higher risk categories as set out by the government should be aware that attending places you at increased risk.
Please do not gather unnecessarily in the pre-start area or at the finish/car park.
The 1-metre rule applies at all times.
By taking part you agree to British Orienteering code of conduct (see https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/COVID19_Safe_Orienteering) 

NOTE - Scot Government Covid Rules will apply.

In addition-

Use your start time slot allocated.

Wear a mask if indoors at the club room for toilets or coffee takeaway.

Keep 1 metre distance if meeting up outdoors.

Don't hang around in a crowd at the finish or download.

Use hand spray.  (I carry my own but some will be provided)


ISOM 2017  Drawn by Stirling Surveys in 2018 (copyright SOA)
Scale 1:7500 Contours 5m

SPORTident dibbers, the control units are not air activated.

Safety Notes

  1. Competitors take part at their own risk.
  2. This is a rough, wooded orienteering area, with dangerous crags
  3. Lost? - go north to reach the uncrossable fence then follow the fence eastwards then south to access point. Take care.
  4. Entry to the area from parking in the town is via the golf club car park.  Take care, especially of young children.
  5. The path to the start is alongside the golf course. Watch out for flying golf balls and warning shouts (FOUR)
  6. A Cardiac Defibrillator is available at the clubhouse.
  7. FULL BODY COVER. Vegetaion is rough and their will be TICKS
  8. WHISTLE - Carry one. Six short blasts mean I'm injured or badly lost. Don't blow for fun.
  9. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, as it is a safety check on finishers.
  10. Health Info - please leave your envelope of any health info you think advisable in the box at registration. Collect afterwards or it will be disposed off without breach of privacy.
  11. Car Keys can be left in the box at registration. 

Nearest Hospital
Perth- Perth Royal Infirmary -  Taymount Terrace, Perth Ph1 1NX- Phone 01738 473734


Drummond Estate (Crieff) for use of Dundurn area
St Fillans Golf Club for access and facilities.

Directions / Parking

St Fillans is on the A85 at the east end of Loch Earn.

Competitors arriving by car should find parking in the village. Please show consideration for local householders and visitors. Easter weekend is likely to bring a lot of people to the area.

Up to 25 minutes should be allowed to get from parking to registration area at St Fillans Golf Club. (What 3 Words ///refer.peachy.skies )  Outdoors past the club house.

After crossing the footbridge at the start of the River Earn (W3W///impresses.envelope.weaned) turn left onto the earth path which joins the Loch Earn South Road. The golf course entry is around 500m east along the minor road. Look out for traffic.

NB What 3 Words locations given are approximately right.


Public toilets are found at the west end of the village. ( W3W ///pram.aimlessly.tones) There are parking areas close by. 

Emergency toilets will be available at the clubhouse  but the club expects to be busy with golfers.

There are refreshment facilities available at the golf course (take away) , at the Village Store and in local hotels.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be in the grounds of St Fillans Golf Club, just past the Golf Club House.
Tent in the area just past the Golf Club House

This could be up to 25 minutes from where you have parked.

There will be no entry at registration on the day.

Those who have ordered dibbers on loan should collect them from registration.

Yellow course maps should be collect from registration.


The starts will be 5 minutes walk from registration/download in the area of the club house.
(This is alongside the golf course. Take care. Listen for warning shouts of "Four" and be prepared to cover your head).

Start times will be from 11am until 12:30pm

The start is some 300m from the Golf Club House. It will be supervised. Remember to clear and check your dibber.  Make sure that your name is noted.

It is a punching start, so remember to dib the start control.

Course Information


Yellow 1.6km/ 50m climb
Orange 2.3km/ 60m
Light Green 2.4km/ 90m
Green 4.2km/130m
Blue 5,4km /260m

BLUE and GREEN courses will be printed part 1 and part 2 on the two sides of the map.

This is a difficult area for beginners but the yellow course will use large obvious line features augented by taped routes in places.

There will not be any separate printed control descriptions available at the event.
If you want them, then you need to download them and print them yourself.
Download a PDF of the control descriptions here.

Note, that since Blue and Green courses have two maps (both sides of map) there are two sets of descriptions for each.

SPORTident dibbers, the control units are not air activated.

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

No Entries on the Day.

Online entries via https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=9616

Entries open 10th March. Close 10th April

Fifteen minute start time block will be available. Please do not come too early and keep to the start block you have chosen.

Charges - Senior (SOA/BOFmembers ) £6.00  Non-members £8.00  Junior+Student (BOF/SOA) £4.00  Non-members £6.00  Groups or familes (sharing 1 map) £6 or £8 

Contacts / Officials

  • Organiser: Bill Melville (07365 436 036  - signal weak to non-existant at times)
    If you do not get a reply use the golf club number (01764 685312)
  • Planner: Fran Loots.

Dogs allowed?

No dogs in the pre competition or competition areas.

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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