Tayside Orienteers


Balkello Hill


Nearest town: Dundee

Terrain description

A varied area with extensive scattered quarry workings stretching over three main hills and one subsidiary hill.  In the lower reaches, there is the Community Woodland with a network of paths, then an area with Scots pine woodland and varied open ground; then, higher, the largely open hill terrain in parts heathery and in parts providing good runnability.

Balkello lies about 5 miles north of Dundee, and the map covers the south-facing slopes of Auchterhouse, Balluderon and Eastfield hills, as well as the lower-lying Balkello Community Woodland.

This area has hosted a Scottish Orienteering League event in 2010, the British Universities Orienteering Championships in 2011, and the Scottish Score Orienteering Championships in 2013.


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Balkello Hill map,

Balkello Hill map

Balkello terrain,

Balkello terrain

Natural woodland on Balkello Hill,

Natural woodland on Balkello Hill