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 Environment Scotland. Most of the area is steeply sloping rough pastureland with pockets of deciduous woodland and some gorse. There are some hill tracks.
This map is used mainly for local events or training.

There is a Permanent Orienteering Course here.

Virtual Orienteering Courses (VOCs), using the Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) posts, are available as MapRun courses on a smartphone. Full details of the courses available (difficulty, length, and safety advice) and how to access them can be found on the Castlelaw page of British Orienteering’s “Go Orienteering” web portal.

Full instructions for accessing/using the MapRun software are included on the Smartphone Orienteering & Permanent Courses page of the Scottish Orienteering website.


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View SW from the woods, Crawford Lindsay

View SW from the woods

View SW to permanent control site #7 at Castlelaw, Walter Clark

View SW to permanent control site #7 at Castlelaw

View NE , Crawford Lindsay

View NE

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

View N to Woodhouselee Hill (Caerketton beyond)

View SE from northern end of the area, Crawford Lindsay

View SE from northern end of the area