Tayside Orienteers


Kinnoull Hill Local Event

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Late addition to TAY calendar - members only

Sun 14th Jun 2015

Last updated: 15th Jun
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland
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Results and split times


Late addition to the TAY calendar – an opportunity for TAY members only to orienteer on Perth’s Kinnoull Hill on the afternoon of Sunday 14 June.

The organisers of this year’s Jamie Stevenson Trophy event which is taking place there earlier in the day have kindly offered TAY members the use of the courses once their event has finished. Please note this event is restricted to TAY members only and you must reserve your map by the evening of Friday 12 June.


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

There is NO ENTRY ON THE DAY so you must let us know in advance if you are coming to this event. All maps must be reserved in advance and we need to know by this Friday evening at the latest.

Please email Mel Nicoll to reserve your map with your name and which course you want to run

Directions / Parking

Parking is on the main forest track leading up to Deuchney Wood. (Please do not park in the Jubilee car park). Registration is in the big forestry shed at Kinnoull just over the main road from the parking track. The start is a 250m walk from the shed.

Registration & Start Times

Register between 12.45-13.10 and be ready to start by 13.15. We will start folk at one minute intervals so you may have a small wait on popular courses.  Unfortunately these times cannot be extended so if you are late you will not get to run.

Course Information

Yellow  2.2km 85m
Orange  2.6km 75m
Lt Green  3.1km 110m
Green  4.2km 180m

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

Cost- Adults £4, Children- £2

Dogs allowed?

Dogs must be on leads

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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