Tayside Orienteers


SoSOL and East of Scotland Championships

Image of the Loch Ordie map

Sun 17th Nov 2019

Last updated: 04th Nov
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland
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Tayside stages the East of Scotland Championships, part of the South of Scotland League series at Loch Ordie on Sunday 17th November.

Tayside's next event is the East of Scotland Championships, one of the South of Scotland League events. Angela Dixon is the organiser while Mike Pearson is planning the courses.

The venue is moorland terrain with some spectacular rock features to the north-west of Loch Ordie near to Dunkeld. The event is based at Guay and will use the southern area of the Loch Ordie map NEVER PREVIOUSLY USED FOR ORIENTEERING. The terrain has some intricate contour detail and in places hidden wooded marshes that add to the scenic beauty. There are terrific views on a fine day from all courses, especially northwards along the Tay Valley towards Pitlochry with Schiehallion and other distant Munros as a backdrop.

Full details and travel directions will be posted HERE soon or via the Scottish Orienteering website  - Fixtures/ events   


Nearest town: Dunkeld

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Parking is in a field. This is unsuitable for campervans. There is very limited hardstanding for minibuses. Please contact the organiser if bringing a minibus.


Toilets at parking

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10-12 Starts 10.30-12.30. Courses close 14.30

Course Information

If entering the ESOA Champs the course you need to enter to win a trophy is in the attached word document.

Course Details
White 2.5km 35m climb, Yellow 2.5km 35m, Orange 2.6km 55m, Light Green 2.5km 100m, Short Green 3.0km 150m, Green 4.1km 220m, Blue 5.8km 360m, Brown 6.6km 465m

String course/treasure hunt. There will be something in an area enroute to the start. Details later.

Start   The start is a punching start. No pre-allocated times. The start is an approximately 1km walk with 100m ascent from the parking field, not suitable for pushchairs.

Finish. 500m approx from car park enroute to the start. Take care walking to the start as there will be tired finishers returning.

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

Online entry will be via Fabian 4  until 10/11/19


Adults LG to Brown courses BOF £11, non BOF/SOA £13

Adults Orange Yellow and White courses BOF £6, non BOF/SOA £8

Under 21 and students all courses BOF £5, non BOF/SOA £6

Limited EOD £2 supplement adults £1 children

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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