ESOC Edinburgh Weekend, North Pentland Hills, SoSOL
South of Scotland Orienteering League
Sun 10th Nov 2013
Info updated: 30th Dec
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland
Comments - Organiser
Plenty of people have had bad experiences on the Pentland Hills; but today our luck was in. I heard quite a few people say something along the lines of: “ I think I'll come back to Dreghorn; it’s not so bad after all. That's what we want! It was at its best today, with bonus views of snow-covered hills to the north. Icy north-facing slopes remained slippery all day, but the sun was warm in the sheltered spots. It was lovely watching the kids on the String Course silhouetted against the sky on the ridge of Chucklie Knowe.
Grateful thanks to the Controller John Biggar for keeping us right in several small but important ways. Terry’s courses were much praised. On a good day,there's nothing to beat a good run on the Pentlands! Thank you to all who helped and all who competed on the day.
Janet Clark Organiser 0131 225 7771
LOST PROPERTY One single black ski-glove; quite small size. Contact me if it’s yours.
Final Details for the cross country event now available.
Start Lists for the Cross Country (SoSOL) also now available.
This event is the cross country element of the ESOC Edinburgh Weekend. This event will be part of the South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL).
Nearest town: Edinburgh
- Grid Ref: NT228697
- Latitude: 55.89845
- Longitude: -3.236325
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
FROM THE NORTH - on the Edinburgh city bypass (A720) leave at the junction marked Dreghorn Junction. At the top of the slip road turn right and cross over the bypass turning right again and (note two way road) follow the road 50m then turn left. - From here follow signs to the parking area.
FROM THE SOUTH - on the Edinburgh city bypass (A720) leave at the Dreghorn junction. At the top of the slip road go straight across (note two way road) follow the road 50m then turn left. - From here follow signs to the parking area.
Parking is through the gate adjacent to the public car park at Dreghorn. Follow directions of marshal. Please have £1 ready for parking.
Lothian Buses service16 to the Dreghorn Drive bus stop is probably the best option but services 5 or 27 to Hunters Tryst will also take you reasonably close by.
Registration & Start Times
Registration: for EOD: 10:00 - 12:00
Start times: 10:30 - 12:30
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.
Seniors (born 1992 or earlier) - BOF member £7.00
Seniors (born 1992 or earlier) - Non-BOF member £9.00
Juniors (born 1993 or later) £3.50
Students - £3.50
Free SI hire, if required, but £30.00 charge if lost.
Pre-entries now closed - see above for link to start lists.
Limited EOD if maps available at surcharge of £2.00/£1.00.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Janet Clark (ESOC)
Planner: Terry Johnstone (ESOC)
Controller: John Biggar (RR)
Entry enquiries: Simon Firth (ESOC),
Safety and Risk
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