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.
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.
Sun 10 Mar: Dalkeith Country Park near Dalkeith
Sat 23 Mar: Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods near Edinburgh
All events have courses for beginners.
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.
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.
ESOC have qualified for the CompassSport Trophy Final, following a good turnout for the Scottish heat, and some great results.
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.
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.
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?