Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

On top of Allermuir Hill

August Social 2021

Monday 30 August

Hanne Robertson (ESOC Social Co-ordinator) reports:
“On 30th August we held our first face-to-face Social since, I think, the ten pin bowling in February 2020!

We were too late this year for an ESOC Skyline run but we wanted to get out into the Pentlands for our first meet up and 41 sign ups showed that this was a popular choice.

Alison Cunningham planned three routes from The Steading on Biggar Road. Short (3.7km with 150m climb), Medium (6km, 330m climb) and Long (10km, 390m climb), the longest of which took in the summits of Capelaw, Allermuir and Caerketton. It was a lovely dry evening with great views over the city and beyond. Afterwards we had a chance to catch up properly with a meal in The Steading who looked after us very well.

Many thanks to Alison for volunteering to plan the evening, to Jayne for Covid guidance, Walter for printing the maps and the long route runners for looking after Calum.”


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On top of Allermuir Hill, Hanne Robertson

On top of Allermuir Hill

Route map, Hanne Robertson

Route map

On Allermuir, looking SW, Nigel Fawthrop

On Allermuir, looking SW