Tayside Orienteers


Tayside Xmas Score and Dinner

Image of the Kings Seat and Dunkeld House map

Sun 10th Dec 2023

Last updated: 10th Dec
Type of event: Score, Social
Type of terrain: Forest
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Results and split times


Two score courses available - 45m and 60m. Extra points for Xmas Fancy Dress. 

Xmas Dinner at Dunkeld Golf Course is open to everyone. You have to book it and pay of course. Menu orders by 1st December.

Mass start for 60 and 45 minute Score courses at 11.00 and 11.10 respectively. Courses close at 12.30.

Courses will use King's Seat and surrounding Dunkeld House Hotel grounds. There is a section of the path that has been closed off due to a landslide, this will be marked on your map with a purple cross.

There is a large section of ground marked as out of bounds around the areas used by Landrover Experience and County Clays. The mapped area is heavily used by other walkers, dogs and cyclists so please take care around other users.

Registration will be at the parking area and will be open from 10am. Please arrive no later than 10.25am to allow plenty of time to get your map and get to the start area. 

SEE ROUTE MAP TO START IN the image gallery area. 

Orienteering will be followed by a Festive Lunch open to all. There will be a quiz. 

(Pre-booking for the lunch/dinner is essential by 1st December). Further details and a menu available on the Home page.

See e-mail in facilites section below.


Entries now available at-



Nearest town: Kings Seat, Dunkeld

Pre event information

Directions / Parking

Follow A9 or the Blairgowrie or Coupar Angus roads into Dunkeld.  Travel through the village to toilets at N End Carpark and beyond on the old A9.

Parking will be at Polney Sawmill NO018432. Access is via the village of Dunkeld and then past the 'Road Closed' sign on the old A9, turning right after a short distance but please follow signage and marshals where appropriate. 

Note the old A9 is not usable from the north.



Public toilets can be found at the North End Car park on Atholl St in Dunkeld (NO026428 : PH8 0AR). Parking is free on a Sunday but there is a 50p charge for the toilets (cash only and small change preferred).

Post event changing and showering - limited shower facilities at Dunkeld House Hotel (entry to the spa/exercise area is at the rear of the buiding). Changing and showers are also available at the golf club for those going there for the Xmas lunch.

Please remove any muddy shoes before entering either of these premises.

The Xmas Lunch will be available after the event at Dunkeld Golf Club.  Cost and menu details via Home page above.  All are welcome. Please book with Moira Laws using  http://coach@taysideorienteers.org.uk


The Golf Club is found about a mile from Dunkeld on the Blairgowrie Road, A923.

Registration & Start Times

Registration and Download

Collect your map at registration before going to the start.

The start/finish is a 20 minute walk from the car park and involves crossing the old A9, so please allow plenty of time (taped route; 600m with 20m of ascent).

Arrival at parking ready to go has an advised time of 10:30 at the latest. This should allow time to get to the start area in time for the course briefing.

Start time are 60m course at 11am and 45min course 11:10

Course Information

Two score courses using forest terrain.   45min and 60min .

The Dunkeld House Hotel road runs through the area. Take care for cars. This is also a bicycle path. There is clays shooting in the area. 

The start/finish is a 20 minute walk from the car park and involves crossing the old A9, so please allow plenty of time (taped route; 600m with 20m of ascent). (see map in gallery).

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry online


Limited entry on the day.

Senior BOF/SOA Members £8 Non Members £9  Junior members £5 Non Members £6

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Lindsay McManamon linz_melrose @  hotmail.com (remove blanks)

Planner Allan Downie

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed in the area on a lead.

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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