Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Corstorphine HillAnytime Orienteering

Course Type: Permanent & Virtual

Terrain type: Woodland

Location Info

Near: Corstorphine
Lat,Lng: 55.96071,-3.28144
OS Grid Ref: NT201749
Postcode: EH4 7BL
What3Words: ///bucket.jokes.hips

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Directions / Parking

There are 2 options depending on the course (see below)

A) On or near Clermiston Road North EH4 7BL Grid Ref NT201749 What3words: ///bucket.jokes.hips (this is the location marked on map)

B) On Cairnmuir Road EH12 6LP Grid Ref NT205735 https://what3words.com/lows.owners.book

Overview

New Courses for 2024

This is a long thin area in the west of the city, bordering the Zoo. It’s a Local Nature Reserve, managed by the City of Edinburgh Council https://www.edinburghoutdoors....

Map / Terrain Details

Mostly wooded, with some steep slopes to the east, and open grassy areas on the western side. There are lots of rock features throughout the area. The southern extension to the map is less rocky, a mixture of open and wooded terrain. There’s a good path network throughout which in places is deceptively complex

The area is well-used by the public, including dog walkers, mountain bikers and the occasional horse riders.

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MapRun Directory Path

In the MapRun app, click on Select Event then navigate to:
UK->Scotland->Edinburgh->Corstorphine Hill
Then select the Course you want (See below). Click on Go to Start to see map on your phone

Course Information

All the Map PDFs listed below have 2 pages, with the legend and instructions on the reverse.

POC Yellow 2 - Yellow Standard

1.3km, 65m climb, 7 controls.
A simple course for beginners and families with small children (from Start B).
Download Yellow Course 2 map

POC Yellow 1 - Yellow Standard

2.1km, 65m climb, 6 controls.
Harder; not all controls are on paths (from Start A).
Download Yellow Course 1 map

POC Orange 1 - Orange Standard

2.5km, 110m climb, 10 controls.
This course requires accurate map reading and distance judgment through the complex terrain (from Start B).
Download Orange Course 1 map

POC Orange 2 - Orange Standard

2.6km, 125m climb, 10 controls.
Similar to course 1 (from Start A).
Download Orange Course 2 map

POC Orange 3 - Orange Standard

2.8km, 130m climb, 10 controls.
A variation of Orange course 2 (from Start A).

Download Orange Course 3 map

POC Long Orange 1 - Orange Standard

3.4km, 150m climb, 13 controls.
This course requires accurate map reading and distance judgment through the complex terrain. Similar to Orange 1 but longer (from Start B).
Download Long Orange Course 1 map

POC Long Orange 2 - Orange Standard

3.5km, 155m climb, 13 controls.
Similar to Long Orange 1 (from Start A).
Download Long Orange Course 2 map

Green Course

3.4km, 165m climb, 14 controls.
Hardest technical course not all controls use permanent posts but are "virtual"

(Start Anywhere)
Download Green Course map

Scatter Course

All 21 POC controls.
Make up your own course (Start Anywhere)
Download Scatter Course map

Maps packs (paper or digital) can be obtained by emailing ESOC. Donations will be welcome via online banking (details on request)

Safety Notes

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.

The area is well used by the public, including dog walkers, mountain bikers and the occasional horse riders.

There are some steep slopes and rocky areas which are easily avoided, and the path network in the wood is deceptively complex

There are 2 Starts – A in the north accessed from Clermiston Road North and B in the south accessed from Cairnmuir Road.

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