Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Cammo Estate

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ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 17th Jan 2015

Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland


Results now available!

Thank you to everyone who joined us today, hope you had fun!

Hope nobody was too confused by the odd-even Score. There was one scenario that wasn't in the rules, if you missed a control out you got a 2min penalty rather than a DSQ.

Lost Property: A pair of nice black gloves was left on the big log near the Lodge.  Contact Janet Clark to get them back:  Organiser  O131 225 7771   

General Information

Weather Forecast for Saturday 17th January: The forecast is for a very cold day on Saturday but, fortunately no significant wind or rain at the time of writing (Thursday evening). 

Dress: Check the weather forecast again on the day of the event and dress appropriately. 

Terrain:  City park with lots of paths, woods and open areas.  Parts of the area can be muddy if the weather in advance has been wet.  Very fast running.

Other Users: Cammo Estate is very well used by the general public including dog walkers and families. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering there.

Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


Park in Cammo Road and enter the Estate through the Lodge Gates.

Registration & Start Times

REGISTRATION: This will be from 1.30pm to 3pm either in or next to the Estate Lodge. Please note the slightly earlier start time.  It gets dark early at this time of year so we've brought the times forward by half an hour to give people an opportunity to come earlier and get finished earlier.  It is not necessary - or possible – to pre-enter for this event.  Everyone is very welcome, just to turn up.  Please try to come and start early if you think you might take a long time over your course - it still gets dark very early at this time of year and we need to get the controls in before it gets too dark. Controls will be brought in from 4pm promptly.

START AND FINISH will be close to the Lodge. Start times will be from 1.30pm to 3pm. NOTE the slightly earlier start time for this event.

COURSES CLOSE at 4pm promptly so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.  

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses and a course for more experienced orienteers.  This is an excellent area for beginners and improvers and it can be used by more experienced orienteers for training.

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 (born 1994 or earlier)
British Orienteering members - £3
Non-members - £5

Juniors (born 1995 or later)
British Orienteering members - £2
Non-members - £2.50

British Orienteering members - £2
Non-members - £2.50

Groups (Adults + children)
British Orienteering members - £4
Non- members - £5

SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used.  If you have your own SI please bring it with you. We will have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.

Contacts / Officials


Phone Janet on 0131 225 7771

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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