Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club



map location


Nearest town: Edinburgh

Terrain description

This area is on the SE side of the Pentlands, near Penicuik, adjacent to the Castlelaw firing ranges. It includes the Iron Age Castlelaw hill fort and souterrain, which is in the care of Historic Scotland. Most of the area is steeply sloping rough pastureland with pockets of deciduous woodland and some gorse. There are some hill tracks.
There is a permanent orienteering course here.
Used mainly for local events or training.


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View SW from the woods, Crawford Lindsay

View SW from the woods

View N to Woodhouselee Hill (Caerketton beyond), Crawford Lindsay

View N to Woodhouselee Hill (Caerketton beyond)

View NE , Crawford Lindsay

View NE

View SE from northern end of the area, Crawford Lindsay

View SE from northern end of the area