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

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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March Social 2024Newington, Tuesday 19th March

Vicente Lopez reports:

It was a lovely evening at the Clarks' house, where the start, finish line, and post-event were located for this social, with the race going through Newington and Mayfield. A remarkable number of ESOC runners, dressed in the green, red, and white to celebrate this Italian-themed event, came to take part.

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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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