World Orienteering Week 21st May
TAY's World Orienteering Event in Crieff
Tue 21st May 2019
Last updated: 22nd May
Type of event: Local, Schools
Type of terrain: Woodland
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Tayside celebrates World Orienteering Week on The Knock in Crieff with an all day event for schools, club members and the general public
Tayside Orienteers are running an activity as part of World Orienteering Week (WOW) on The Knock in Crieff
During the day, special activities will be available for schools.
In the late afternoon and evening there will be an open Score style activity for club members and other orienteers and a simple (yellow) course for people who want to come and try it.
Registration will be from 1600 and will be at the Crieff Hydro’s Action Glen Hub (Formerly the Hydro Golf Course Club House) (PH7 3LQ). Parking will be in the Action Glen/Culcrieff overflow car park GR NN 861 233 which is accessed from Ferntower Road and pass the Hydro stables. DO NOT attempt to access from A85/Comrie Road. Please park considerately
There is a 500 m walk from registration to the start/finish.
Starts will be from 16:30 to 19:00
Two courses will be offered:
Yellow (c 2km with c100 m of ascent) based around the path network
Score with a time limit of 60 minutes
Maps will be issued at registration NOT the start.
SI punching will be used.
It would be helpful if participants could reserve a map for their choice of course by Wednesday 15th May. This can be done by sending an email to . Remember to say which course you wish to do.
There is nominal cost of £1 per map to cover printing costs which is payable on the day of the event at the event registration. Please bring change.
There will be a small number of maps available for EOD
The Action Glen Hub has a café which is open until 19:00 please use it as the Crieff Hydro are supporting our activity. Toilets are available in The Action Glen Hub for customers. The nearest public toilets are in St James Square in the town centre
Nearest town: Crieff
- Grid Ref: NN861233
- Postcode: PH73LQ
- Latitude: 56.38702
- Longitude: -3.84825
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Pre event information
Directions / Parking
The Knock car park
Control finding exrecise for schools. Evening - Yellow standard course for childern, families and beginner adults. 60 minute score for club standard orienteers
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.
Families and adults in the evening.
Contacts / Officials
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.
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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