Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods

Image of the Mary Erskine and Ravelston Woods map

ESOC local event in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sat 24th Mar 2012

Info updated: 18th Feb
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland


Results are now available.

General Information

More than 100 people enjoyed the event at Mary Erskine School and Ravelston Woods.  Euan Mackenzie had set some challenging, but enjoyable courses, and the mist cleared nicely for the duration of the event.

Lost Property:  One compass.  Contact Janet Clark on if you have lost one.


map location

Nearest town: City of Edinburgh


The car park for the Mary Erskine Sports Centre is entered from Craigleith Rise, off Ravelston Dykes. It will be signed from Ravelston Dykes.
Postcode of Sports Centre at Mary Erskine: EH4 3NT Grid Ref: NT 221 739

Registration & Start Times

Between 2pm and 3pm
Please come early if you know you could be out a long time on your course. Courses will close at 4pm at which point controls will start to be brought in.

Course Information

There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses 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

Juniors (all) - £1.50
Seniors who are members of British Orienteering - £3
Seniors who are not member of British Orienteering - £4
Small Groups (all) - £4
SI Hire is free (£30 charge if lost)

Contacts / Officials

Contact is 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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