Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


WOC Extra July 2024
WOC Extra July 2024
Credit: Walter Clark

WOC EXTRA! is an informal social and orienteering programme. The aim is very simple: to give you extra fun while you are in Edinburgh.

What can you expect?

  • One long course (about 5km) and one short course (about 3km) – a shortcut from the long course.
  • Local Scottish orienteers at the venue and WOC Tourists, ready to chat!
  • Mainly central Edinburgh areas, so easy to get to, on foot or via public transport (very eco!)

Get with the Programme!
The programme is provisional, although is not expected to change. We say provisional because (well, it is informal! And … ) we have been in discussion with all the venues. However, we are not sure they all know exactly what to expect!

Timing: You can arrive at most of the venues anytime after 5pm (17:00). Except on Saturday 13th when you can head along to Craigmillar Park Golf Club as soon as you’ve finished your indoor race.

Orienteering Map
Meeting VenueWhat3Words
Wednesday 10 JulyPortobelloPortobello Tap///bunny.hype.overnight
Thursday 11 JulyExchange
& The New Town
Brewdog, Festival Square, Lothian Road///drives.skills.maps
Friday 12 JulyThe Meadows
& Bruntsfield
The Royal Dick, Summerhall///rainy.danger.froze
Saturday 13 JulyBlackford HillCraigmillar Park Golf Club///neon.lung.ruler
Sunday 14 JulyStockbridge
& The Dean Village
The Raeburn, Stockbridge///fires.cave.topic
Monday 15 JulyCalton HillEdinburgh Street Food, Omni Centre///codes.jukebox.socket
Tuesday 16 JulyFountainbridge
& The West End
McCowan’s Grill, Fountain Park///vote.event.muddy

More events? Really?

At the end of WOC week, you are welcome to join some of our regular orienteering fixtures in the Edinburgh area. Follow the links in the table below or go to our Events page.

Entries for both events open on Monday 8th July and you will need to create a RaceSignUp account.

Please come along and enjoy additional new orienteering areas in Edinburgh. Everyone is 100% welcome.

DateOrienteering MapMeeting VenueWhat3Words
Wednesday 17 JulyPollock Halls & NewingtonSalisbury Arms, Commonwealth Pool///fields.pigs.nearly
Saturday 20 JulyFiggate Park

None, sorry


Permanent Courses
Still want more orienteering?! Why not? You’re not going to be in Edinburgh again for a while, and we’ve got a fantastic range of non-urban orienteering courses you can try, if you are brave enough?

Also available by pre-order are paper copies of maps (not on waterproof paper) for three of our Permanent Orienteering Courses, if you would like to get out of the city to visit trees, hills and nature.

The 3-map pack has all the control sites in each area (marked with wooden posts in the ground) so you can make up your own courses, and an information page with public transport travel details.

You can check out these cool venues, slightly further from the city centre:

  • Cammo Estate - quiet nature reserve with wetland and boardwalk in NW Edinburgh
  • Bonaly Park – south of Edinburgh in the Pentland Hills, great views
  • Corstorphine Hill – one of the Seven Hills of Edinburgh close to Edinburgh Zoo

WOC EXTRA! is brought to you by Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) and we are delighted to welcome you to our city. All revenue generated by WOC EXTRA! will be spent on developing orienteering in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, so we would love your support!