Tayside Orienteers


Tayside Xmas Score and Dinner

Sun 12th Dec 2021

Last updated: 12th Dec
Type of event: Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
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The Tay Xmas Score event will be held on the Knock of Crieff on Sunday 12th December. 


After the event there will be a lunch in the Crieff Golf Club.
There Score event will have two courses: 60 minutes (with a map exchange) and 45 minutes. There will be mass starts at 11am(long)  and 11:10 (short). Car parking will be at Crieff Golf club with a walk of 1km to the start/finish.
The event and lunch is open to all clubs but pre-entry for the event and pre-booking for the lunch is required. Closing date is the 2nd  December.

See lunch info on the Tayside website at  https://www.taysideorienteers.org.uk/christmas-dinner-menu


Nearest town: Crieff

Pre event information

There will be 2 score courses. In score courses you can visit the controls in any order within the time limit. Some controls get more points than others. Points are deducted if you're late back so you need an accurate watch. Choice of a 60 min and a 45 minute score course.

The latter  will have more controls on or near paths. The 1 hour score course will have a map exchange and more technically difficult controls included. Bonus points for fancy dress and finding the fairy and Santa!

The Knock of Crieff is a hill so route choice to minimise climb could be important! There is a good path network but off the paths there are some areas of heather and bracken as well some steep slopes. Good gripping footwear is essential for the one hour course.

The Knock is popular with dog walkers and the occasional mountain bikers so please take care and be considerate to other users.

Directions / Parking

Car parking is at Crieff Golf Club, Ferntower Lodge, Perth Rd, Crieff PH7 3LR Take care turning off and onto A85. Park sensibly with consideration for other users. 


Toilets at the Golf Club will not be available until after the event so please plan ahead.

Lunch afterwards will be at Crieff Golf Club. We hope to be eating at about 1.30pm. Moira Laws has kindly agreed to coordinate.

See  https://www.taysideorienteers.org.uk/christmas-dinner-menu

Masks will need to be worn when away from your table and please follow the venues Covid protocols.

Book your meal by 2nd Dec .

Registration & Start Times

Registration for collection of hired SI cards and maps will be based in the Golf Course car park. There will be no entry or course changes on the day. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions please download and complete a medical form, bring it with you in a sealed envelope and leave at Registration. If you are travelling on your own please let us know at Registration.

Course Information

11am mass start for 1 hour course, 11.10am mass start for 45 minute course. In the assembly area please adhere to social distancing but masks are not mandatory. Please note it is NOT a punching start.

There is a 900m walk to the start with 20m of climb. Allow at least 20 minutes. The route with be marked with white posts with red and white tape. The route follows paths through the golf course and avoids walking on the fairways or greens. Please adhere to the route on your way to the start and when returning from the finish.

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

Entries via Sientries   https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=9141

There is no entry on the day.

Online entries close on 2nd Dec

Entry fees - Adult £6 Juniors £4 (BOF/SOA members).  Adult £8 and Juniors £6 (Non BOF /SOA Members)

Contacts / Officials

Allan Downie  

Dogs allowed?

No dogs

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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