Yellowcraig – Saturday 28th October

Advance information

Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series
Type of terrain: Open land, dunes, mixed woodland

General Information

Map: 1:5000. This is a new map for 2017. Most of the area was resurveyed for the Scottish Championships Individual day held here and at Gullane in May. Contour detail in the dunes and paths in the woods are much improved over the previous map.


Nearest town: Dirleton
Grid Ref: NT516856
Postcode: EH39 5DX
and here is the local authority webpage on Yellowcraig

Directions: Car park accessed by minor road signposted Yellowcraig leaving the road through Dirleton which is reached from the A198.  There is a £2 charge for parking. There is a height barrier but high vehicles can park outside the barrier – the £2 charge still applies.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: This will be from 1:00pm to 3.00pm at the car park. Pre-entry is not available, all entries will be taken on the day. The registration form can be downloaded and completed before you arrive.
Toilets: There are toilets at the car park.
Start and Finish will be close to the registration. Start times will be from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
Courses Close at 4pm so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.

Course Information

  • White (very easy)
  • Yellow (easy)
  • Orange (moderate)
  • Light Green (quite hard)

White and Yellow will be in and around the edge of the wood

Orange and Light Green will also venture into the dunes and into the rough grassland south of the the car park.

There are still nettles in many areas and even encroach onto the woodland paths – so full leg cover is recommended for all courses.

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.

Entry Charges

Seniors (born 1996 or earlier)
British Orienteering members – £3
Non-members – £5

Juniors (born 1997 or later)
British Orienteering members – £1.50
Non-members – £2.50

Groups (Adults + children)
Each additional adult in a group: add £1
Each additional junior in a group: add 50p

Planner:   Pete Younger

Other Users: The woods and the beach and shore areas 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 do not enter any out of bounds areas – including the nearby golf course and caravan park.

Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


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