Tayside Orienteers


TAY’s 30th Birthday Event + SoSOL

Image of the Kinnoull Hill map

Sun 05th Nov 2017

Last updated: 06th Sep
Type of event: District-(C)
Type of terrain: Forest
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Happy 30th Birthday TAY! A chance to orienteer on our fantastic new Kinnoull map (with thanks to Tay Landscape Partnership for funding) AND to help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary. All Welcome


Nearest town: Perth

Pre event information


Directions / Parking

If you want to avoid coming through Perth, traffic from the North, West and South should get onto the M90  and continue over the Frairton Bridge as if heading for Dundee then come off at junction 11. **Take signs to Perth (A85). Continue along this road passing through one major set of traffic lights and just before the next set of lights take the very small road ( Back Wynd) on the right ( look out for an orienteering sign) then turn right at the end of it onto Lochie Brae. Follow this road up the hill and onto Muirhall road,past Murray Royal Hospital, then follow the orienteering signs to parking up near the Jubilee Car park ( See link below) .

NB- You cannot turn right once you get to the second set of traffic lights so would have to find a way to turn round, so take care at this junction. 

Those coming from the East- Follow the directions above from the astrerix**




Parking will be on a forestry track near the Jubilee Car Park (Grid Ref- 145238, sheet 53). Please DO NOT park in the Jubilee Car Park. Follow the Marshal's instructions as you will have to drive 1/2 mile up the track, turn round then park down the track, partly on the verge. This means there will be two-way traffic on the track so drive slowly and with care. Cars only to park up the forestry track.

Campervans and large vehicles eg. 4x4's  will have to park in the Quarry Car Park (Grid Ref 136237, Sheet 53)and we will tape the walk to registration.


There will be one toilet available in the Forestry Shed at registration. Otherwise there are public toilets near the South Inch in Perth (http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/19428/Perth-Scone-public-toilets); at the Broxden Services for those coming in off the A9  or at the Tesco on the Edinburgh Road for those coming in off the M90.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.30am

Starts- 11am-1pm

Courses Close- 3pm

Course Information

Courses with approximate lengths and heights are White- 1.7k, 60m; Yellow- 2.1k,80m; Orange- 2.6k,120m; Light Green- 3.1k,145m; Short Green-3.5k,180m; Green-4.6k,300m; Blue-6k,335m; Brown-7.4k,400m. (**Please note that the Brown Course will have more than 30 controls**)

There will be a fun course for very young children.

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

On-Line Entries through Fabian4

Cost TBC

Contacts / Officials

Planner Mike Pearson- pearson.mj@  btinternet.com  (take out the space after @)

Organsier Angela Dixon and Elaine Gillies- 2egillies@  gmail.com or adixonfrog@  gmail.com

Controller Grant Carstairs

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are welcome on Kinnoull Hill.

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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