Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club
New to Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.
It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can go at your own pace.

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Join the Club

We would love you to consider joining our orienteering club! ESOC is a friendly and very active club, which organises a range of orienteering events in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. We have around 300 members of all ages and abilities and you will be made very welcome.

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Events coming soon

Sun 10 Mar: Dalkeith Country Park South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) near Dalkeith

Sat 23 Mar: Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods Local Event near Edinburgh

Wed 10 Apr: Portobello Sprintelope

All events have courses for beginners.

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WOC 2024 website link

Scottish Night Championships weekend 2024Dumfries, 24/25 February

The Crichton Memorial Church

Solway Orienteers organised this weekend of orienteering - the 2024 Scottish Night Championships on Saturday, and the second event in this year’s Scottish Orienteering Urban League on Sunday.

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February Social 2024Pollock Halls, Tuesday 20th February

Sabine leaving presentation

Alison Harding reports:

“It was a chilly evening when ESOC members gathered outside the Commonwealth Pool, looking enviously at the warm interior. However Sabine soon made us forget that as she explained the event we were about to do - it seemed complicated! Everyone gathered in teams of two or three and we had an hour to collect up to 28 controls.

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CompassSport Cup Scottish Heat 2024Birnam Hill, 18 February

Pine trees high on the hill

ESOC have qualified for the CompassSport Trophy Final, following a good turnout for the Scottish heat, and some great results.

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British Night Championships 2024Hawse End, Saturday 10 February

A few ESOC members travelled to the Lake District for a weekend of events, and brought home two trophies from the British Night Championships, plus several medals.

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Edinburgh Big Weekend 202426-28 January

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club’s Big Weekend had a Sprint theme ahead of WOC 2024 - it was a great weekend with some excellent results from ESOC members.

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About Us

We organise a regular programme of local orienteering events, regular junior coaching sessions, weekly club training for members and also club socials. In addition, we organise larger orienteering events at regional and national level, some of which are further afield in Scotland. Why not come and join us?

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