Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club



Permanent Orienteering Course

Info updated: 21st Aug
Type of terrain: Moorland, 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 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.

map location


Nearest town: Edinburgh


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


Safety and Risk

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