Tayside Orienteers


Macrosty Park, Crieff

Saturday Morning Come-and-Try-It event

Sat 22nd Mar 2014

Last updated: 06th Feb
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
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This event at Macrosty Park in Crieff is an exciting introduction to orienteering, with three fun courses suitable for newcomers, families, children and improvers of all ages and abilities. 


Nearest town: Crieff

Pre event information

This event is an exciting introduction to orienteering, with three fun courses suitable for newcomers, families, children and improvers of all ages and abilities. The easy course will follow paths and the controls will be easy to spot. If you choose a more difficult course your navigation and route choice skills between the controls will be tested! Friendly faces will be on hand on the day for tips to get you started.

Bring a compass and wear suitable clothing/ footwear for outdoor activities.

We'll be using traditional pin-punches (no electronic punching).

Directions / Parking

Macrosty Park car park (Grid NN 857 223) Crieff.  Macrosty Park can be found on the A85 Comrie Road out of Crieff. The main Car Park is at the bottom of Milnab Street (off the A822). 

Registration & Start Times

Available from 1000-1130.

Course Information

Three courses are on offer:

  • White (1.2km 10m climb) – Very easy, suitable for juniors and beginners

  • Yellow (1.6km 20m climb) – Simple, suitable for juniors and beginners

  • MacRosty Surprise (2-4km 40m climb) – Moderate, suitable for improvers

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 is £2 per map.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Jim Martin – phone 07873 733835 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.

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