Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Permanent CoursesIn or near Edinburgh

Permanent course marker post
Permanent course marker post
Credit: Walter Clark

ESOC has seven permanent orienteering courses in and around Edinburgh. These courses have fixed marker posts in place. These are all suitable for families or individuals to walk, jog or run.

For more information about each area, please visit our Orienteering Anytime page.

To obtain a pdf version of your chosen permanent course map and instructions to print at home, or to get a permanent course pack (containing a waterproof map and a copy of the instructions) sent to you by post, please contact Janet Clark via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Each map pack contains

  • a map showing all the control points
  • a description of each of the control sites
  • suggestions for combining them into courses of varying lengths and difficulty

At each control site, there is a small plate (usually on a wooden post) showing a number and a letter, and your aim is to match the letters to the numbers.

Alternatively, download the MapRun app and try the many virtual courses that are set up at many of the locations. Simply download the MapRun app onto a smartphone, print a copy of the map and go and have a run!

Read more about MapRun Virtual courses here

ESOC is a charity and we ask that you make a suitable donation to the club in exchange for the map pack. Details of how to make a donation will be sent to you by email.