Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Dreghorn, Local Event (incorporating ESOC Ultrasprint)

Image of the Dreghorn map

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 12th Sep 2020

Info updated: 11th Jan
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland

General Information

This event is still in the early planning stages.  More information should be available by early Summer 2020.


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


The postcode given is for the Travelodge at Dreghorn Services and is ONLY a guide to reach the general area.  Head for the Edinburgh city bypass (A720) and exit at the Dreghorn Junction.  Coming from the eastbound carriageway of the bypass (or from the city via Dreghorn Link) cross over the bypass and follow the road around to the right as though you were heading back on to the westbound carriageway of the bypass (note this part of the westbound slip is a two way road). The turning to the parking area is 50m from the corner on the left.  
From the westbound carriageway of the bypass head to the top of the Dreghorn junction slip road go straight across (again, note two way road here) as though you were heading back on to the westbound carriageway.  After 50m turn left. 

Note that this parking can only be accessed through a barrier which is usually closed.  Please check here nearer the time for access details. 

You can reach this orienteering area reasonably easily by public transport.  Lothian Buses service 16  to the stop near roundabout at Dreghorn Link is the best option. Follow Dreghorn Link towards the bypass and follow intstructions as above.  Note that the roads here are very busy, take great care when crossing. 

Registration & Start Times

TBC in early August but this is likely to be an early afternoon event.

Course Information

TBC but there will be course options to include a maze.  

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

TBC but pre-entry may be required.  This will be confirmed around early August.

Contacts / Officials

Early enquiries can be made by email to:  

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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