Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Figgate Park

Sat 08th Sep 2012

Info updated: 04th Apr
Type of event:
Type of terrain: Parkland


Results are now available.

General Information

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.


map location

Nearest town: City of Edinburgh


Head for Hamilton Drive in Portobello

Registration & Start Times

Registration and Starts will be from 2pm to 3pm

Course Information

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.

Entry Details

Adults - £4
Family groups: £4
Juniors/Students: £1.50
£1 discount for individual adult members of orienteering clubs affiliated to British Orienteering

Contacts / Officials

Contact 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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