Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Cademuir, SoSOL

Image of the Cademuir map

South of Scotland Orienteering League

Sun 10th Apr 2011

Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland, Forest


Results out now

General Information

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.


map location

Nearest town: Peebles


In 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 Times

Registration: - 10.30 to 12.30

Starts: - 11.00 to 13.00. Punching starts. Up to 20 minutes walk to the start.

Course Information

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.

Entry Details

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 / Officials

Organiser – 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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