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

Wed 24 Apr: Alnwickhill Sprintelope near Edinburgh

Sat 18 May: Saughton Park Local Event near Edinburgh

Sun 9 Jun: North Pentland Hills SOL 3 near Edinburgh

All events have courses for beginners.

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WOC 2024 website link

British Orienteering Championships 2024Mulgrave Woods, 13-14 April

Eleanor on top of the W80 podium, ahead of Clare Fletcher (BOK) and Ruth Rhodes (SO). Steve Cram (left) awarded the prizes.

ESOC turned mud and brambles into Gold and Silver at the 2024 BOC Individual, anointing Eleanor W80 British Champion and Janice Nisbet W70 runner-up, with prizes awarded by BOF President Steve Cram! Next day, Helen Bridle ran a spectacular first leg in the Women's Premier relay to come back over 3 minutes in the lead, but it was EUOC who finally came through to take the win with Rachel Brown running alongside her uni teammates Fiona Bunn and Isobel Howard. Others were less fortunate, culminating in an unreasonably vicious tree stump giving the ESOC team captain a black eye.

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Sconanza 2024aka The Scottish Turf Open Championships

We are delighted to publish the Advance Information for this event taking place from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2024 hosted by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC)

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JK 2024Loughboro Uni / Cannock / Stanton Moor, 29 Mar - 1 Apr

ESOC M/W80 power couple Ian and Eleanor Pyrah both win Sprint Gold medals, aptly winning a box of "Celebrations" each

An East Midlands + West Midlands collaboration for the 2024 JK saw our ESOC contingent dotting between fast and furious university campus sprinting to the mudbaths of Beaudesert for a physical Middle & Long, and finally back to the drizzly but highly enjoyable moors and mines of the Peak District for the relay finale. Standout results were the double sprint Gold for M/W80 power couple Ian & Eleanor Pyrah, and a first ESOC JK relay medal in some years with a Bronze in the Women's Veteran (W165+) class for the team of Alison Harding (W60), Mary Williams (W70) and Alison O'Neil (W35).

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SoSOL 2, 2024Balgone Heughs, 24 March

ELO organised the second South of Scotland Orienteering League event of the year, on a fine spring day.

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ESMS / ESOC Collaboration on home turfLocal Event at Mary Erskine School & Ravelston Woods

A willing band of pupil volunteers from ESMS (Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools) orienteering club helped to organise ESOC's Local event in March.

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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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