Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

GlentressSat 5 Feb

Mountain Bike Orienteering Event

Last updated: Tue 26 December, 2023

MTBO level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Forest


Provisional results are here.

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A wet and windy morning with plenty of mud! Thank you to all competitors for braving the elements.

Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Peebles
Lat,Lng: 55.64332,-3.13939
Postcode: EH45 8NB

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Directions / Parking

The turn-off for Glentress Forest is well signposted on the north side of the A72 between Peebles (about 5k east of Peebles) and Innerleithen (the google map pin is approximate). Follow signs past the Peel Car Park uphill 5km to Buzzards Nest Car Park.

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Head for the Buzzards Nest (upper) car park. There is likely to be a parking charge, more details to follow.

Course Information

Courses A-D as below - something suitable for all abilities.


A - Tricky navigation – 7.4km
B - Tricky Navigation – 4.7km
C - Fairly Tricky Navigation – 3.5km
D - Easy Navigation – 2.1km

Please note that course lengths indicate the straight line distance between controls. The distance you actually ride is likely to be up to around 30% longer, depending upon the route you take. In mountain bike orienteering, a longer route can easily be faster, depending on track ride-ability and climb, etc.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Pre entry only. Please enter by Friday 4th Feb on BMBO website.

Day Rider £8.00
BMBO Member £7.00
Youth Entry £4.00

Registration and Start times

BRIEFING and STARTS: Centred on Buzzard's Nest (upper) car park. Arrive there before 10.15am, ready for a safety briefing at 10.30am. STARTS from 10.30am to 11am. Specific start times will not be allocated and riders will be set off at short intervals over this period.

Contacts / Officials

Keith Dawson, Karena Hanley and Walter Clark (ESOC)

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