Tayside Orienteers


Tayside Club Event ‘21 No2- Creagvinean, Dunkeld

Image of the The Hermitage map

Sun 23rd May 2021

Last updated: 25th May
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
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Results and split times


This is a local IOF World Orienteering Day event - at Creagvinean, Near Dunkeld. 


Nearest town: Dunkeld

Pre event information

Organiser Bill Melville 07365 536436/ 07710471345

Planner Alistair Duguid

Covid Regulations will apply.

There will be no results on the day

Full body cover and a WHISTLE required.

NOTE - TAKE CARE - The River Braan in the south of the area can be dangerous. There are dangerous crags and some dangerous areas of tree brashings left after felling. Do not climb on any timber stacks. 

LOST - Go south until you reach the R Braan, follow down stream until you reach the Hermitage car park. Follow signs from A9 entry to event parking. 

COVID- rules and regulations

This event will take place following the Covid 19 restrictions and the relevant guidance from the Scottish Government and governing bodies in place at the time of the event.  

Competitors must stay at least 2m from other competitors (unless in their household) before, after and during the event. If someone else is punching a control wait until they have left.

Club risk assessment has been completed. Prepare a personal risk assessment.

Hand sanitiser will be provided at the start and finish.

Parts of the area, especially around the Hermitage Falls and the Pine Cone path are very popular with the public – walkers and mountain bikers. Please be aware of others and maintain your distance. Give way to members of the public on narrow paths and at gates or stiles. 

The area is partly newly mapped but also covers part of the previously mapped Hermitage area. The terrain is very varied and rough in places.

Directions / Parking

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The post code is for the nearby village of Inver.  If your Sat Nav takes you there return to the A9 and turn left.  From the A9, enter The Hermitage upper car park. There will be orienteering signs. Drive up hill before turning off the road into the parking field on the left.  TAKE CARE - There will be a £1 per car donation . Please put it in your entry payment envelope. Please park parallel and in line. There is plenty of space so please leave a social distancing space between vehicles.

Public Transport -  Check Sunday times.

Some trains stop at Birnam/Dunkeld station. From there walk to via Inver to the Hermitage area or get a bus in Birnam.

Buses - From Birnam or Perth take Pitlochry. Ballinluig or Aberfeldy bus and get off at Inver 500m up the A9 from Dunkeld the junction.


There will be no toilets available. There are toilets in Dunkeld at the North carpark. Food and drink facilities are also available in both Dunkeld and Birnam.

Registration & Start Times

Starts available from 11 to 12-30

Those with their own SI dibber should drop off their entry fee envelope and pick up map/maps.

Those collecting a dibber should go to the other registration table first and collect their allocated dibber.

There will be room in the field for warming up.

All should go to the start within a few minutes of start time, (LOOK OUT FOR CARS).

The start will be attended. Please follow instructions.

 CLEAR your dibber and start when your slot is available or as directed. Wait two minutes at least after the previous runner has started.

Remember to DOWNLOAD at the registration table when you are finished and return any borrowed dibbers.

Course Information

Four courses  - Yellow (1.9km/40m climb)  Orange (2.6km/45m) Short Green (3.1km/ 110m) Green (4.5km/190m)

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

This event will be open to Tayside club members, Perthshire resident SOA members and members of K of Fife OC.

PRE ENTRY ONLY - open to Tayside members from 6th May, others from 14th May. Entry closes midnight 18th May

Senior £5 Junior £2  Entry payment will be on the day. Put it in an envelope with your car parking £1 fee and leave in the box provided on the table beside map collection. Names of all entries being payed should be on the outside of the envelope.

ENTER BY E-MAIL to  tayoentries@gmail.com giving -



Age class, 



SI number or if wanting to hire one, 

Contact phone number, 

Your preferred start time if you have one. 

Closing date midnight 18th May.  There will be an entry limit of around 50. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser - Bill Melville 01350727048 (on event day -07710 471345),

Dogs allowed?

Dogs will be allowed on a lead in the carpark area,

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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