Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Linn of Tummel SOL

Image of the Linn of Tummel & Clunie map

Scottish Orienteering League event

Sun 08th Apr 2018

Info updated: 12th Mar
Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland

General Information

TERRAIN: Linn of Tummel is a fine orienteering area comprising mostly open hillside with heather, crags, rock features and scattered birch trees with some larger areas of woodland.

FIRST AID: First aid will be available at assembly.  

TOILETS: Toilets will be available at assembly.

CLUB TENTS: There will be space for club tents along the run-in and clubs are encouraged to bring their tents.


map location

Nearest town: Pitlochry


Car parking for this Linn of Tummel event will be in public car parks in Pitlochry, mainly the public car park near the railway station.  All competitors should therefore head for the Pitlochry town centre.   The grid reference and map location given are for competitor parking. They are for a business in Station Road, very close to the Pitlochry railway station, and are a guide only.  

Unfortunately, ESOC has lost its normal Linn of Tummel parking at the Clunie Power Station.  Without a suitable nearby parking field we have had to resort to bussing competitors from Pitlochry to/from Assembly.  Buses will leave from the public car park near to Pitlochry railway station (parking is free on Sundays) at approximately 30 minute intervals and the journey to Assembly will take 30-40 minutes. There will be a bus transfer point (with a single toilet) about two-thirds of the way to Assembly.  More information about bus times and specific collection point will follow later.  We apologise for these inconveniences, including the bus transfer which is necessitated by the Foss Road being single track with very few places where buses going in opposite directions can pass. 

Registration & Start Times

REGISTRATION and ENQUIRIES: This will be located in the assembly field which is about 5km west of Pitlochry along the Foss Road and will be open from 10am to 2pm.  In view of the more complex arrangements for getting to assembly, full arrangements for entry on the day (EOD), course changes etc and general enquiries are still be worked on.  More details to follow soon.

START: A single start which is 200m walk from assembly field.  Start times will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm.  The start period has been extended to accommodate the travel arrangements.  

Course Information

There will be the usual courses offered at SOL events. Distances and climbs given below are subject to final controlling.

  Course Distance Climb
1 Black 9.2km 570m
2 Brown 8.2km 510m
3 Short Brown 6.2km 420m
4 Blue 5.3km 370m
5 Short Blue 4.2km 330m
6 Green 3.8km 280m
7 Short Green 3.2km 240m
8 Light Green 2.5km 220m
10 Orange 2.0km 150m
11 Yellow 1.4km 90m
12 White 1.1km 60m

SOL competition rules plus a list of courses relevant to the full range of age classes in order to count for SOL points is on the SOA website

STRING COURSE: A free string course will be available.  It is adjacent to assembly.

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

Pre-entry is available via Fabian4.

Very limited entry on the day (EOD) maybe available. Map availability for EOD will be shown on this website from 6th April 2018.


  Course Pre-Entry Pre-Entry Pre-Entry
    To midnight 25th Mar To midnight 1st Apr To midnight 5th Apr

Seniors (born 1997 or earlier) BOF/SOA member

1-7 £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
  8-12 £6.50 £7.00 £7.50
Seniors (born 1997 or earlier) non BOF/SOA member 1-7 £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
  8-12 £7.50 £8.00 £8.50
Juniors (born 1998 or later) BOF/SOA member 1-12 £6.50 £7.00 £7.50

Juniors (born 1998 or later) non BOF/SOA member

1-12 £7.50 £8.00 £8.50
Students BOF/SOA member 1-12 £6.50 £7.00 £7.50
Students non BOF/SOA member 1-12 £7.50 £8.00 £8.50

Sportident (SI) electronic timing will be used.

Free SIcard (punching) hire, if required, but £30.00 charge if lost.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Jim Martin (ESOC)

Controller: John Emeleus (KFO)

Organiser: Roger Scrutton (ESOC)

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.

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