Tayside Orienteers


Moncreiffe Hill,  Perth,  3rd Oct

Image of the Moncreiffe Hill map

Sun 03rd Oct 2021

Last updated: 03rd Oct
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Event centre at Woodland Trust carpark on Rhynd Road.

Final Details Tayside Orienteers Event Moncreiffe Hill 3rd October 2021 Covid-19 Rules – All partcipants are expected to comply with the latest guidance summarised at the end.

Parking – Moncreiffe Hill North Car Park, Rhynd Rd, Perth signed from A192 hFps://what3words.com/comedians.league.valuables Grid Reference NO138209 We have access to the grassed area above the public car park. Please park as directed those on car park duty. Courses white 1.4km 30m climb: yellow, 2.2km 60m climb: orange 2.5km/ 100m: light green 2.5 km/120m: green 3.5km/230m: short blue 4.7km/ 230m Map – 1:10000, 5m contours. Last updated in 2018 Terrain – mainly woodland with some open land. Vegeta(on is generally high and the white ‘runnable forest’ is not always as runnable as you might hope for.. the northern part of the open area has high vegeta(on too. Green and Short Blue cross here but no other courses. Timing System – SPORTIdent will be used. There is no touch free punching. RegistraLon opens from 10:30am Starts – From 11:00 to 12:30 Start lists will be available from Wednesday evening and emailed out. Please try and s(ck to the start block you have been allocated. You will be emailed details of your start block separately. NB The start will be an unmanned punching start. This means we are asking everyone to collect their map (and hired dibbers) before they start at registra(on/ download then use the check and clear staLons before you head up to the start. Newcomers – someone will explain this to you when you arrive! We are trus(ng you not to look at the map before you start unless you are on a white, yellow or orange course. The start is 20-30 minute uphill walk or 10 minute jog from the car park hFps:// what3words.com/runner.unseFled.jumpy The finish is close to the start. The return to the car park is the same route as going to the start in reverse. Remember to download when you finish and report to download even if you do not finish the course. Courses Close – 14:30 and by 15:00 we will be collec(ng in controls. If you are a newcomer – check out the beginner guide to help with the jargon! Safety Info – Please be aware of traffic, as the lower car park is used by the public. Please also watch out for members of the public, dogs, and cyclists. The courses run above some steep slopes and crags at the south west side of the map. No courses go down or near those steep slopes or crags so if you find your self on a very steep slope in that area – head back up the way – you have gone too far! ParLcipants take part at their own risk – Any par(cipants with relevant pre- exis(ng medical condi(ons which might affect their par(cipa(on should disclose them to the race organisers before they start. Remember that (cks are s(ll about so check yourself ader the course. Future events in the series October 28th Macrosty Park Crieff November 7th Balkello Hill by Dundee The final event for the year is the Tay Xmas Score event 12th December Dundurn St. Fillans followed by a meal. A great chance to socialise and meet up with others. Contact - Fran Loots, , tel 07518958032 if you have any ques(ons. COVID guidance summary • Please do not aFend if you display any symptoms of COVID or have been asked to self isolate etc. • Ensure you tackle courses that are suited to your skills, experience and fitness levels. • Pay in advance where possible – if this is not possible then provide the exact money and have it placed directly into a container at registra(on with your name and amount on the outside. • Please use the hand sani(ser provided at registra(on/download before you collect your map/hire dibber then at the end before you download. • Please observe the 1m rule throughout i.e. par(cipants maintain a distance of at least 1m away from others. This includes throughout the ‘field of play’ including any walking to and from the start & finish, at the start and finish and in the compe((on area. The separa(on requirements do not apply between members of a pair/family compe(ng so long as they are not required to be physically distancing from each other, but do apply to distance from other compe(tors. 


Nearest town: Perth UK

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Turning off Edinburgh road in Perth just north of M90 junction slip road.  

Parking is in the grass parking extension to the Woodland Trust   On right, around 1500m  along Rhynd Road.


Nearest toilets in Perth. e.g Tesco"s in Edinburgh Road

Registration & Start Times

Registration ie collecting hired dibber from 10:30. Starts from 11am to 12:30

Course Information

Colour coded courses will be

white 1.4km 30m climb:   

yellow, 2.2km 60m climb:  

orange 2.5km/ 100m: 

light green 3km/120m: 

green 3.6km/230m:  

short blue 4.7km/ 230m

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

Pre-entry only by Tuesday before event - Midnight 28th September

Seniors £5 Juniors £3 (non BOF or SOA members £1 extra ie £6 and £4


Contacts / Officials

Contact, organiser, planner Fran Loots e-mail 

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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