Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Permanent Orienteering Courses

In or near Edinburgh

ESOC has seven permanent orienteering courses in the Edinburgh area. 

Each map pack costs £2.50.
They can be obtained direct from ESOC by sending £2.50 per pack, cheques payable to ‘ESOC’, to: Janet Clark, 13 North West Circus Place, EDINBURGH, EH3 6SX.
tel: 0131 225 7771; email:


Blackford Hill and The Hermitage

Near: Morningside

Starting from The Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre, 69a Braid Road, EH10 6JF.


Near: Colinton

Starting at the upper car park for Bonaly Country Park, which is south of the City Bypass, at the end of Bonaly Road and beyond the Scout Centre.

Cammo Estate

Near: Barnton

Starting from The Lodge at the end of Cammo Road, off the A90, a short distance west of Barnton junction.


Near: Edinburgh

Three miles south of the City Bypass (Lothianburn Junction), off the A702. A brown signpost indicates “Castlelaw Hill Fort”.

Corstorphine Hill

Near: Corstorphine / Davidson’s Mains

Starting from Clermiston Road North or Cairnmuir Road, between the A8 (Corstorphine Road) and the A90 (Queensferry Road).


Near: Edinburgh

Just south of the City Bypass (Lothianburn Junction); off the A702 at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, starting from the upper car park.

Hopetoun House

Near: South Queensferry

Off the A904, one mile west of South Queensferry.