Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Cammo Estate

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ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 19th Jan 2013

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


Results now available

General Information


As a new ESOC member, I would really like to thank Janet for having the confidence to ask me to plan this event on such a nice area. I’ve never run here, but I really enjoyed looking around and finding control sites in some fine weather. So I was a bit disappointed when I saw the heavy snow on Friday evening; but I’m really glad that we held our nerve and went ahead with it on what turned out to be a very nice day. Thanks very much to Bill, Lisa and Owen for helping me put out the controls in the morning when there was still snow and the area was full of children and their parents sledging (lots of them below control 8 on the yellow course making the straight route rather slippy). I was surprised at the large number on Light Green – some fast times but not surprising given that this was the longest course and there were some talented athletes running it!  Thanks also to Allison, Bill, Les,Vicky and Ros for helping collect in the controls at the end.

Maureen Brown


The forecast was for snow; it was snowing heavily on Friday evening and we twitched a bit, but it came good on the day – cold, but sunny and only one large puddle of icy water to negotiate on the Yellow Course.  Still, it was good to have the warmth and shelter of the Visitor Centre for Registration.

The snow obscured some of the paths, and the dog-walkers had made footprints everywhere, but everyone seemed to manage fine.  There were far fewer young Juniors than usual, probably because of the cold weather, but a new record was made for the youngest entrant – Elspeth and Raph Bleakleys’ two-week-old baby.  Jamie McCarlie deserves a special mention; he was going strong on the White up to No 7 when he threw a snowball – and his dibber with it – so although he finished the course by punching his map it wasn’t possible to record his time.
This was the first event counting towards the ESOC Club Championships for Juniors, so Ben and Rachel Brown have got a head start here, with good results on Orange and Yellow. 

It’s unusual at Cammo to get so many entries on the Light Green, and it was good to see a high-calibre field enjoying a fast run over easy terrain.

Janet Clark   Organiser   0131 225 7771


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


Cammo is on the West side of Edinburgh. Park in Cammo Road and enter the Estate through the Lodge Gates. Parking is in a residential area so please park considerately.
The postcode for those who need it for sat navs is EH4 8AW

Registration & Start Times

Registration and Starts will both be between 2pm and 3pm.

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses and something for more experienced orienteers.

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 1992 or earlier)
British Orienteering members - £3
Non-members - £5

Juniors (born 1993 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

SI Card Hire is free but there is a £30 charge if lost.

Contacts / Officials

Janet Clark -

Safety and Risk

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