Welcome

ELO is one of Scotland’s smaller orienteering clubs. We offer a welcome to all persons, young and old, with an interest in orienteering. If you are based in Edinburgh or the Lothians or just visiting the area come and join us for one of our regular orienteering events.

Use the links to explore our web and learn about us, our activities, and how to join us at Scotland’s small friendly club!

Forthcoming Events

You can find all our forthcoming events on our event calendar.  For a larger selection of events throughout the UK please navigate to the searchable BOF listing of all registered events.

ELO events’ calendar »

What is orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.   The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.  It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds.  It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.

More information from British Orienteering »

Join ELO

If you’d like to orienteer regularly we recommend that you join ELO.  When you join you’ll automatically become a member of the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and British Orienteering (BOF).

How to join »