It was a very windy day so only the hardiest souls came out for orienteering at Barns Ness on Saturday. The East Linton and Gifford branch of the Cubs seemed to enjoy the White course and a handful of them took on the Yellow course too. The course area might be described as fast since there are lots of paths and the area is open so visibility is excellent. However some cubs were rescued having promised Jonathan (co-planner) a sausage from their BBQ. Most seemed to get round with few hitches. The ever-changing shape of the gorse is always a worry to any planner. The planning team discussed using the small kites next year so they are slightly harder to find. Next stop for the Si units is Ballater for the 6 days. I hope to see some of you there in August. Andrea
Type of terrain: Open land, dunes
Grid Ref: NT710773
Postcode: EH42 1QP
Car park accessed by minor road which leaves A1087 at NT669770. The A1087 runs from Dunbar town south through Broxburn past the cement works to the A1. There are roadworks on the A1087 leaving Dunbar so access is easier from the A1 end of the A1087.
Drive past the campsite on the left and on down to the barrier. Turn left here and park on the grass.
There is a £2 charge for parking.
Registration & Start Times
British Orienteering members – £3
Non-members – £5
British Orienteering members – £1.50
Non-members – £2.50
Each additional adult in a group: add £1
Pirri Pirri Burr
This non-native, invasive plant has been found at Barns Ness. Rangers ask that you adhere to the notices on site by keeping your dog on a lead and sticking to the main paths within the old caravan site (near the lighthouse), to prevent any missed burrs from sticking to your clothing or dog’s fur and spreading the plant.
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- Medal for Robin and Sheila Strain
- ELO Juniors at the Jamie Stevenson