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

CompassSport Cup Scottish Heat 2024Birnam Hill, 18 February

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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Burns Night Social - 2024Monday 22 January

Announcing the winners

ESOC’s Burns Night festivities featured a score orienteering activity in and around the Burdiehouse Burn, Liberton, followed by the legendary ESOC Burns supper. Eleanor Pyrah (planner of the orienteering) sent this report.

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Hair of the Dog social - 2024Tuesday 2nd January

Matching the words to groups

The annual Hair of the Dog event saw an excellent turnout of ESOC members; more being in attendance than any year in recent memory. It was cool and dry overhead, but very muddy/wet underfoot particularly on the grassy areas. Once underway however it was very pleasant indeed!

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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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