Sat 08th Sep 2012
Info updated: 04th Apr
Type of event:
Type of terrain: Parkland
This is a city park and it is most suitable for those who are learners or improvers but there is scope for more experienced orienteers to use this for general or speed training. All the usual safety rules of orienteering still apply even though this is a city park. All competitors take part at their own risk. Results will be published on this website as soon as possible after the event.
Nearest town: City of Edinburgh
- Grid Ref: NT 299 736
- Latitude: 55.94950
- Longitude: -3.125030
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DirectionsHead for Hamilton Drive in Portobello
Registration & Start TimesRegistration and Starts will be from 2pm to 3pm
White, Yellow, Orange 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.
Adults - £4
Family groups: £4
£1 discount for individual adult members of orienteering clubs affiliated to British Orienteering
Contacts / OfficialsContact 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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