Tayside Orienteers


Dunning Night Event and Social

Fri 28th Nov 2014

Last updated: 30th Nov
Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
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An extra addition to the TAY calendar for 2014: a night Orienteering event and social based at Dunning Golf Course pavilion, using two new areas—plus an opportunity for a pub meal afterwards in a local hostelry.

Organiser's Comments

Despite a low turnout from TAY members (thanks, to those who turned up, and those who contacted me to say they couldn't get), all who came to the double Dunning event seemed to enjoy themselves.  Non-club members outnumbered club members by 3 to 1, and the juniors especially seemed to have a great time running through the dark.

Matthew put in two fast runs to come in first on both the longer courses.  On the golf course, Fraser Robertson and Angus Lapslie came a really impressive second and it was a shame they didn't have time for Kincladie.

The golf pavilion was an ideal event centre and many thanks go to the Golf Club and especially their secretary, Trevor Abell. 

Dave Prentice, organiser.


Nearest town: Dunning

Pre event information

You'll have the opportunity to run on two separate areas—Dunning Golf Course and Kincladie Wood—with a walk or jog between the two areas for additional exercise.

The two areas:

  • Dunning Golf Course is a 1:2,500 map with perfect runnability
  • Kincladie Wood is a 1:2,000 map of the community-owned mixed woodland.  It has a circular path round the perimeter and there is a ditch network in the centre.  It is generally runnable.

Kincladie is approx. 15 mins from the golf course.  The Kirkstyle Inn is 5 mins from the golf course (en route to Kincladie).

Juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult if going to Kincladie.

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration is at Dunning Golf Club Pavilion.

From the A9, follow the B9141 to Dunning. Just as you enter the village, opposite the primary school, turn right to the golf course.  The pavilion is beyond the tennis court. 


  • Facilities will be available at the Golf Club pavilion.
  • Social: As well as the facilities at the Golf club pavilion, there is the option of drinks / dinner at the Kirkstyle Inn. We suggest meeting here at 2030 after the second event. In order that we can reserve a table, please place your order with the organiser by Mon 24 Nov. See the Kirkstyle Inn bar meal menu for options.

Registration & Start Times

Start times:

  • Golf Course: 1800 – 1900
  • Kincladie: 1845 – 1930 

Course Information

  • At the golf course there will be a short (junior) and long sequential course.  The long course will be approx. 1.5kms. Instructions will be issued regarding greens and bunkers—please adhere to these instructions!
  • At Kincladie there will be a short (junior) and long score course.  The long course will be approx. 1.5 kms.
  • This is night orienteering, so please don't forget to bring a torch!​

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

To help with the ordering of maps, please contact the organiser Dave Prentice (dave_prentice@btinternet.com or 01738 583345) to request an entry, by Mon Nov 24th.  There will be limited entry on the day.

Entry fees:

  • Senior £4 (£5 for non-British Orienteering members)
  • Juniors, students and family £2 (£2.50 for non-British Orienteering members)

Contacts / Officials

  • Planner: Fernando Quintiliani
  • Organiser: Dave Prentice (phone 01738 583345 or email )

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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