Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Corstorphine Hill

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 14th Jan 2012

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


Results are now available.

General Information

This event attracted a large crowd, probably for the reasons:

  • First local event of the year, and central location in Edinburgh
  • Good area for all levels of experience
  • Junior coaching alongside the event
  • Reasonable weather, despite storms the previous week
  • Local schools having had coaching on this area

A great time was had by all, and the Norwegian Map Memory course provided a challenge for those familiar with the area. Grateful thanks to the Planner Ewart Scott and all ESOC members who had to work very hard to process the 177 attendees. Lost Property: A nice silky black running headband. Green metallic water bottle belonging to Oskar (P64) Janet Clark Organiser


map location

Nearest town: City of Edinburgh


Head for the car park at Clermiston Road North. Start and Finish will be close by.

Registration & Start Times

Starts between 2pm and 3pm.

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses and something for more experienced orienteers.
Please come early if you know you could be out a long time on your course.  It gets dark early in January and even more so if the weather is poor.  Courses will close at 4pm at which point controls will start to be brought in.

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

Juniors (all) - £1.50
Seniors who are members of British Orienteering - £3
Seniors who are not member of British Orienteering - £4
Small Groups (all) - £4
SI Hire is free (£30 charge if lost)

Contacts / Officials

Contact is Janet Clark -

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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