Terrain

The 6 event areas are geographically spread across the area, from the North Sea coastline to Highland Perthshire. The range of forested and open areas - a combination of new and familiar areas - provide Tay 2009 with perhaps the most diverse set of orienteering challenges of any Six Day Competition so far.

Map of Tayside showing location of event centre and six individual days.

The 6 areas are:

Day 1: Dalrulzion, Sunday 2nd August.
A brand new area for 2009 - plantation forest and moorland, and intricate rock and contour detail throughout.
Day 2: Kinnoull and Deuchny, Monday 3rd August.
A well known local area, right on the edge of Perth and a real mixture of natural oak and birch and plantation forest; with a complex network of paths.
Day 3: Tullochroisk, Tuesday 4th August.
Returning to the venue of the Jan Kjellstrom 2000 Relays. Classic Highland Perthshire orienteering, technically and physically challenging.
REST DAY, Wednesday 5th August.
There will be a range of orienteering and non-orienteering activities available on the Rest Day - including a Mountain Bike Orienteering event and Sprint Orienteering event.
Day 4: Tentsmuir, Thursday 6th August.
Complex coastal pine forest, one of Lowland Scotland's finest areas.
Day 5: Barry Buddon, Friday 7th August.
A rare opportunity to visit an area of detailed duneland, next to the Carnoustie Championship golf course.
Day 6: Loch Ordie, Saturday 8th August.
A new area of challenging navigation over Perthshire moorland.

Travelling to each competition day

Detailed travel directions to each venue will be provided in the Event Programme.

On each day, a bus service will be available for competitors who do not wish to make their own travel arrangements. Pre-booking will be required - for more details, see the Bus Travel page.