South of Scotland Orienteering League
Sun 10th Apr 2011
Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland, Forest
Timing: Electronic punching using SportIdent (see above if you need to hire SI)
Map Scale: 1:10000 The map is slightly larger than A3 / waterproof paper / all courses pre-marked.
Control Descriptions: Pictorial for all courses printed on the map. Loose copies available in the start lane.
Safety Issues: There are some steep slopes, please take care. As with all orienteering events, competitors take part at their own risk.
Toilets: Elsans available.
Finish: Water available.
Thanks: ESOC wishes to thank the Forestry Commission, Weymss and March Estates and Patricia Anderson for their assistance in putting on this event.
Nearest town: Peebles
- Grid Ref: NT251383
- Latitude: 55.626445
- Longitude: -3.186035
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
DirectionsIn the centre of Peebles take the B7062 South over the river, 2nd right on to Haystoun Place/Springhill Road, 1st right onto Bonnington Road and follow this South for 1.5km then turn right into the forest. Parking will be on forest tracks.
Registration & Start TimesRegistration: - 10.30 to 12.30
Starts: - 11.00 to 13.00. Punching starts. Up to 20 minutes walk to the start.
Subject to final controlling these will be:
White – 1.3k with 35m climb
Yellow – 2.4k with 80m climb
Orange – 2.9k with 70m climb
Light Green – 3.2k with 135m climb
Green – 4.3k with 195m climb
Blue – 6.3k with 295m climb
Brown – 8.3k with 360m climb
Free String course
Course Closure Time - 3pm. All competitors must download after finishing or giving up (DNF).
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.
Seniors - £8 (£2 less for BOF Members)
Juniors/Students - £3
String Course - Free
SI hire - Free (there will however be a £30 charge for lost SI cards)
Pre-entry preferred (pay on the day) – Please email the Organiser ( ) as soon as possible and provide Name(s), Club, Course, Age class, BOF number (if any) and SI card number (or need to hire).
Contacts / OfficialsOrganiser – John McLaren (ESOC) 0131 667 3988,
Planner – Mark Kassyk (ESOC)
Controller – Lindsey Knox (RR)
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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