Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Barry Buddon, SOL

Scottish Orienteering League

Sun 23rd Oct 2011

Info updated: 31st Dec
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General Information

FINAL DETAILS are now available. Barry Buddon: The 2,300 acres of dune land between Monifieth and Carnoustie have been used as firing ranges since 1897, the biggest range complex in Scotland. There are 20 ranges for small arms, machine guns and light mortars. It is also an important nature reserve as the vast majority of land is undeveloped. Most of the area is a SSSI. The area has barely been used by civilian clubs until the 6-Days in 2009. Military and nature conservancy demands on the area dictate that club access will be sporadic. Map: Updated in 2011. 2.5m contours and printed at 1:10,000 or 1:7500 for shorter courses. Waterproof and overprinted. ISOM symbols. Map sizes will be between A4 and A3. Dogs: Dogs are permitted in the car park only. Facilities: Toilets, squash, string course. The information above plus maps giving a flavour of the terrain are on a separate flier


map location

Nearest town: Monifieth


Parking will be signed from Monifieth station (NO497321). 2km before the parking the road goes under a bridge with an advertised height of 3.2m / 10’6”. Those who intend to travel in a vehicle higher than this must contact the organiser in advance for alternative directions. Parking is on tarmac / hard grass. There will now be a £1 charge per vehicle, payable to the MOD and collected on the day – this is a change to previous information and had to be introduced due to MOD changing the deal.

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Registration from 10am to 12noon

Course Information

Normal SOL courses (full age class / colour coded), see SOA website for detail or you can read the same information in the Final Details.

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

Seniors - £13 (£11 for members of British Orienteering) for pre-entry, £13 for EOD (subject to maps being available)
Juniors and Students - £5.50 for pre-entry, £6.50 for EOD (subject to maps being available)
Entry to colour-coded courses - £5.50
Online entries will be available at Fabian4 from 1st August 2011.  Entry enquiries (only) to Simon Firth at:
NOTE:: Pre-entry closes on Sunday 16th October 2011.

Contacts / Officials

Planner Mark Kassyk (ESOC)
Controller Douglas Murray (MORAVIAN)
Organiser Clive Masson (ESOC) - email:

Safety and Risk

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