Tayside Orienteers


Local Event, Black Spout Wood

Image of the Black Spout map

Sat 21st Mar 2015

Last updated: 21st Mar
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Results and split times


An informal local event on a Saturday afternoon; suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Novices very welcome.


Nearest town: Pitlochry

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Registration, Assembly, Start and Finish are all at the Black Spout car park. This is at the south end of Pitlochry.

Coming from the south:

  • leave the A9 at the A924 Pitlochry exit, pass the Ardour Industrial Estate and take the second turning on the right.

Coming from the north:

  • go through Pitlochry town centre, and turn left shortly after the distillery.


Make a weekend of it and enter Scottish Orienteering League Event 2 at Bonskeid Estate, Pitlochry, organised by St Andrews Orienteering Club Glasgow (STAG), on Sunday 22 March.

Registration & Start Times

Registration is open from 12.45pm.
Start times available from 1.00 - 3.00pm.
Courses close at 4.30pm.

Course Information

Provisional course details
Course Length (km) Climb (m)
Yellow 2.1 85
Orange 2.8 90
Green 3.7 155
(Short) Blue 4.9 165
  • Pre-marked maps will be provided.
  • SportIdent electronic punching will be used. SI cards will be available to borrow if you don't have your own.

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

You can turn up and enter on the day, but it would help with the map order if you could email the organiser with your course choice before 16th March.

Entry fees:

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner & Organiser: Grahame Nicoll  

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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