Neil McMillan is our Planner for the usual range of local event courses:-
White: 10 controls, 1.1km, 15m climb
Yellow: 11 controls, 1.6km, 25m climb
Orange: 13 controls, 3.4km, 100m climb
Green: 16 controls, 4.8km, 160m climb
Vogrie Country Park
Info updated:31st March Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Winter series Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Terrain: A mixture of parkland and woodland with some muddy sections for White, Yellow and Orange courses. The Orange and Green course could include some wading across a burn, but this can (should) be avoided by using the bridges.
Other Users: The woods are very well used by the general public including dog walkers and families. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering. Please observe all out of bounds areas, particularly the unfenced.
Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.
Vogrie is on the B6372 which runs form the A7 at Gorebridge to the A68 North of Pathhead.
A limited service travels to the Edgehead and Dewarton crossroads, from where the park can be accessed on foot.
There is usually a £1 parking charge. Purchase a token and use it to open the barrier.
Registration & Start Times
Registration: This will be from 1:45pm to 3.00pm at the car park. Pre-entry is not available, all entries will be taken on the day. Please try to come and start early if you think you might take a long time over your course. Controls will be brought in from 4pm promptly. The registration form can be downloaded and completed before you arrive.
Toilets and Refreshments. There are toliets near the car park. We expect that the café in Vogrie House will be open.
Start and Finish will be close to the registration. Start times will be from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Courses Closeat 4pm so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.
There will be White (very easy), Yellow (easy) and Orange (moderate)and Green(hard) courses. The map has had a minor revision for this year and is printed at 1:6000.
SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used. If you have your own SI please bring it with you. We will have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.
Seniors (born 1995 or earlier) British Orienteering members – £3 Non-members – £5
Juniors (born 1996 or later) British Orienteering members – £1.50 Non-members – £2.50
Groups (Adults + children) Each additional adult in a group: add £1
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. All courses include sections on pavements at the side of minor roads. Because of road crossings, the Green course is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16 years old. British Orienteering rules do not allow any variation of the prohibition.