Tayside Orienteers


Kinnoull Hill

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Sun 01st Mar 2015

Last updated: 04th Mar
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Results and split times


An informal local event, ideal for orienteers of all experienced, on one of our best-loved areas.

Thanks to everyone who helped on the day at Kinnoull - Bill Melville, Katharine Melville, Moira Laws, Mel Nicoll, Matthew McCullagh, Grahame Nicoll, Elaine Gillies, Davie Frame and thanks too to all 56 people who turned up to run in Sunday’s club event.

Entries were distributed pretty evenly across the three courses and included a fair number of first timers.

Winners were (Blue) Tim Gomersall, from Grampian, (Green) Michael Stewart from Edinburgh Southern and (Yellow) Andy Wilson from Perth Parkrun.

Best of the juniors were Kerry Wood (W14- ESOC) on the Green course while Lewis Liddell and Angus Drimie (M10/11 Parkrun) were best on Yellow.

Apologies go to Anita Laidlaw and Jim Martin who were processed while the computer was having a sneeze. While they got their total times, they are missing on the splits.


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the Quarry Car Park, on Corsiehill Road, Perth.

From central Perth: 

  • either cross the Tay on West Bridge St. - Straight at the lights and follow the main road round the right hand bend (ignore straight ahead) into Muirhall Rd.. Continue until edge of town and then take right turn into Corsiehill Rd. Continue until sign into carpark on left/
  • or cross the South St bridge , turn right at the traffic light and take the first left (Skye Hotel/ Travel lodge) into Manse Road. Follow until the 2nd mini-roundabout, turn right and follow Corsiehill Road past the orienteering start area and find the car park on the right hand side - very sharp turn.

Travelling into Perth on Dundee Road:

  • after Rodney Fitness Centre on the left, turn right up Manse road and then follow as above.

From the car park, follow the tapes up the steps from the car park to the registration tent, start and finish.


The nearest place for post event refreshments is the Travel Lodge/ Skye Hotel. Reasonable coffee and very good carver.  Turn left out of car park and follow road downhill, to Manse Road turn (left) . Carry on down hill and turn rihjt into carpark just opposite Beechgrove Guest House sign and 20-30 metres before the main road.

Registration & Start Times

  • Registration is open from 1045
  • Start times available from 1100-1300
  • Courses close 1500

Course Information

Course details
Course Length (km) Climb (m)
Yellow 1.7 95
Green 3.1 165
Blue 5 230
  • Premarked maps will be provided
  • SportIdent electronic punching will be used. SI cards will be available to hire if you don't have your own.
  • There will be a beginners' introduction at 1030 at the registration area.

Safety information:

  • The registration area is close to Corsiehill Rd. Please keep off the road.
  • The Kinnoull area is bordered by high cliffs on the south side.
  • Controls 2 and 3 on the blue course are relatively close to the cliffs.
  • Got Lost - go North to the houses or Corsiehill Rd.
  • You  may want to take a whistle (six short blasts means you are badly lost or injured.)
  • If you take a mobile our club emergency number on the day is 07710 471345

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

Entry on the day will be available.

Entry fees:

  • Seniors £4, £5 for non-members of British Orienteering
  • Juniors/Students £2, £2.50 for non-members of British Orienteering

See British Orienteering's Membership information for more details of how to join British Orienteering

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Bill Melville ()

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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