Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Blackford Hill and The Hermitage

Permanent Orienteering Course

Info updated: 21st Aug
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Map packs can be obtained direct from ESOC (as described on the main Permanent Orienteering Courses page). 

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 Blackford Hill and the Hermitage page of British Orienteering’s “Go Orienteering” web portal.

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

map location


Nearest town: Morningside


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


Safety and Risk

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety whilst using the course.