Tayside Orienteers


Local Evening Event, Kinnoull Hill

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Incorporating the Perth & Kinross Scouts Orienteering Championships

Tue 03rd Jun 2014

Last updated: 05th Jun
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland
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Results and split times


Orienteering on Kinnoull Hill on an early summer's evening - once again, the weather was excellent and we were able to enjoy one of our favourite areas at its best   This event also formed the 2014 Perth and Kinross Scouts Orienteering Championships - well done to the winning teams, to all Scouts who took part and to the Scout leaders who made sure the event was such a success.

Sorry for the delay in getting the results online - due to a temporarily misplaced USB drive, but they're online now!


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Parking and assembly is at St Mary’s Monastery, Hatton Road (down from the Corsie Hill Quarry). Park in the monastery car park.


Toilets will be available at Registration.

Hot drinks may also be available...

Thanks to St Mary's Monastery for allowing us to use their facilities.

Registration & Start Times

Registration is open from 6.00pm to 7.00pm in the Monastery's Crypt

Courses will close at 8.30pm (Yellow and Orange) and 9.00pm (Short green and Green). there is no specified last start time, but make sure you start in plenty of time to get back to the finish before couses close!

Course Information

There will be 4 courses available:

Course details
Course Length (km) Climb (m) Technical difficulty
Yellow 2.2 110 Easy
Orange 2.7 155 Moderately easy
Short Green 3.1 160 Difficult
Green 4.4 225 Difficult

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:

  • Seniors £5 (British Orienteering members £4);
  • Juniors, students £2

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Dave Prentice (01738 583345)

Scouts Championships organiser: Martin Adams

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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