Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Dalmeny Estate

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ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 16th Feb 2013

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



General Information

Results now available!

It was wonderful to see so many people at Dalmeny to take advantage of the spring-like weather on this lovely estate and a full range of courses of all standards of difficulty.  Only the mud was the same for everyone!  New faces, well-known faces, all ages from six weeks old to over eighty; everyone was here today.  I’d like to give a special welcome to everyone who came as a result of the advert in Primary Times – and to hope you enjoyed it and will be able to come again. 
It was good to see some excellent results from Juniors trying  the next level of difficulty; Saturday afternoons are ideal for experiments like this.  The days are getting longer and the orienteering season swinging into full action, so hopefully you will be inspired to try more Saturdays and more bigger events too. 
Special thanks to the double team of ESOC members acting as “gatekeepers” to ensure the sheep stayed in their right fields.  We're very grateful to Dalmeny Estate for letting us come orienteering here at this busy time for the shepherd.
See you all again soon; and thank you to all the nearly two hundred people who contributed to the success of this afternoon.


map location

Nearest town: South Queensferry


The event will be based near Dalmeny House on the Dalmeny Estate. Use the B924 which is off the A90.
Enter through main gates of Dalmeny House; car park is near the house. £1.00 per car for parking

Registration & Start Times

Registration and Starts will be from 2pm to 3pm.
For this event, as for the whole East of Scotland Saturday series, it is not necessary - or possible - to enter in advance. Everyone is welcome to turn up and enter on the day.

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses and a course for more experienced orienteers.  This area is suitable for orienteering at all skill levels and there will be something for everyone.

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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