Tayside Orienteers


The Knock (evening event)

Local event - evening

Thu 19th May 2016

Last updated: 20th May
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
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Thanks to all who turned up on what looked as if it would be a very wet event but was surprisingly dry! We had 30 attending including children from local schools which definitely made it all worthwhile. Well done to everyone who set off - whether you got round or not!


Nearest town: Crieff

Pre event information

The Knock is a mix of deciduous woodland and coniferous forest, with a good path network and fine views north to the Highlands and south over Strathearn. 

This event will not use SI and there may be master maps.

Directions / Parking

Parking is at The Upper Knock car park  NN865 229 past the stables and continue past self-atering on the left, then take right when road forks (left goes down to the Activity Centre and Culcrieff Golf Club).

Registration & Start Times

Registration opens 5pm with starts from 5:30pm to 7pm. Courses close 8pm.

Course Information

White/Yellow  1.4 km
Orange 2.5km
Green  4.3km

Please note that changes in the open area to the north mean a lot of new plantation with drainage ditches. Best route avoids the worst of this!

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

Entry on the day but ideally email fran    @ayecan.org.uk (remove spaces) beforehand.

Donations to cover costs:-

Adult TAY/BOF member - £5, Non-member - £6

Juniors and Students - TAY/BOF member - £2, Non-member - £3

Groups with one map- BOF £5, Non-BOF £6; £1 for any additional maps

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/planners Fran Loots/Grant Carstairs

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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