Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Mapped areas

Baluain Map


Near: Blair Atholl

Forestry plantation with some deciduous woodland, open moorland and pastureland.


Blackford Hill and The Hermitage

Near: Edinburgh

Hill and river valley with varied terrain, close to the city centre.


Bonaly Park

Near: Edinburgh

Open hills and woodland on the NW edge of the Pentlands.



Near: Pitlochry

A small area of excellent terrain.


Bush Estate

Near: Penicuik

Science campus, mainly flat parkland with some woodland, and varied buildings.



Near: Peebles

Open hillside, steep and tussocky, with some forest.



Near: Edinburgh

Woodland and parkland on an old country estate.



Near: Edinburgh

Open hillsides on the fringe of the Pentlands, with some wooded parts.


Corstorphine Hill

Near: Edinburgh

Wooded hill with some steep slopes and open grassy areas.


Covenanters Wood

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of woodland along the Bonaly Burn, adjacent to Dreghorn Barracks.


Craig a Barns

Near: Dunkeld

Classic Scottish terrain, complex forested hills.


Cramond Island

Near: Edinburgh

Tidal island, mostly rough open land, with some interesting features. 


Dalkeith Park

Near: Dalkeith

Woodland, farmland and parkland on a country estate along two rivers.


Dalmeny Estate

Near: South Queensferry

A country estate with open parkland and extensive deciduous woodland.


Davidson’s Mains Park & Royal High School

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of parkland and woodland in the NW of the city, with the adjoining school grounds.



Near: Edinburgh

Rough open fields and woodland on the northern edge of the Pentland Hills. 


Easter Craiglockhart Hill

Near: Edinburgh

Varied terrain in the heart of the city.


Figgate Park

Near: Edinburgh

City park around a pond and along the Figgate Burn, plus surrounding residential streets.


Hailes Quarry Park

Near: Edinburgh

City park on sloping open land beside the Union Canal.


Harlaw Reservoir

Near: Edinburgh

A small reservoir with wooded shores, on the fringe of the Pentlands


Hay Lodge Park

Near: Peebles

Riverside park in Peebles


Hillend Park

Near: Edinburgh

Open hillside on the northern edge of the Pentland Hills.


Hopetoun House

Near: South Queensferry

Formal gardens and parkland around a stately home, with rolling pastureland beyond.


Inch Park

Near: Edinburgh

Large city park with open areas and pockets of woodland


Lauriston Castle

Near: Edinburgh

Parkland and gardens overlooking the Firth of Forth.


Linn of Tummel & Clunie

Near: Pitlochry

Mostly open hillside with scattered birch trees and some larger areas of woodland.


Lochend Park

Near: Edinburgh

Park in the northeast of the city, centred on a loch. 


Mary Erskine and Ravelston Woods

Near: Edinburgh

Very varied area including school buildings, grounds and woods.


Newtyle Hill

Near: Dunkeld

A rugged area of mixed terrain in the Southern Highlands.


Penicuik Estate

Near: Penicuik

Parkland and mixed woodland on a country estate.


Penicuik Ladywood

Near: Penicuik

Contrasting terrain featuring complex modern housing and steep woodland. 


Pilrig Park

Near: Edinburgh

Small city park with open ground and mature trees



Near: Edinburgh

University campus with complex buildings, parkland and woodland.


Saughton Park

Near: Edinburgh

Park and formal gardens west of the city centre.


South Park Wood

Near: Peebles

Wooded hills by the Tweed near Peebles


South Queensferry

Near: Edinburgh

Urban area with a mix of old and new.


St Andrews

Near: St Andrews, Fife

Urban area including the university, historic town centre and harbour area.


Uphall & Broxburn

Near: Broxburn

Urban area, mostly residential, including the Union Canal. 


Victoria Park

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of open parkland with mature trees.


West Lomond Hill

Near: Falkland, Fife

Open tussocky moorland with good views across Fife and Kinross.