Tayside Orienteers


Moncreiffe Hill,  Perth,  3rd Oct

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Sun 03rd Oct 2021

Last updated: 22nd Sep
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Event centre at Woodland Trust carpark on Rhynd Road.


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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