Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Relays 2023

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A closed event for teams from British universities and colleges only

Sun 19th Mar 2023

Info updated: 19th Mar
Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Moorland


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General Information

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Relays at North Pentland Hills is a closed event for teams selected to represent British universities and colleges. 

Information about this event can be found on the BUCS website.  

This BUCS Relay event is being held in conjunction with Scottish Orienteering League (SOL) 2 which is being run by ESOC. You can read more about SOL 2 and how to enter as an individual by visiting the web page for SOL 2, North Pentland Hills


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


This information will be made available direct to relevant teams via their team manager only.

Registration & Start Times

Information will be made available to teams via Team Managers.

Course Information

Courses will be planned in line with specific guidelines for BUCS Relays.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entries will be handled via Team Managers only.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Sam Fielding (EUOC)

Planner: Alison O’Neil (ESOC)

Controller: Colin Eades (INT)

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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