Binning Wood
Saturday 24th October

October’s ELO event was at Binning Wood. Results are here now.

You can also compare your times with others on the WinSplits Online website and compare your routes on the Routegadget site.

Thanks to all those who attended and enjoyed the autumn sunshine. There was a good turnout including plenty of first timers. Sheila Strain did some coaching for juniors beforehand and the benefit was shown in the results. In fact ELO members did very well on all courses:-

  • Emily Atkinson was the fastest round the White course
  • Angus Wright won the Yellow course and was second on Orange
  • Kathryn Neill won Light Green by over three minutes from some very experienced orienteers.

Courses were planned by Julian Hall. Binning Wood is where the photograph at the top of this website was taken.



Parking is at NT593796 or EH40 3DT  Streetmap
Registration, start and finish are all here too.

Starts from 2 to 3pm. Courses close at 4pm. Although the clocks don’t go backward until later that night, it is getting dark earlier and we will want to collect the controls in before it does.

Registration: You can download and complete the registration form and bring it with you.

Control Descriptions are printed on the maps, but can be cut off if loose descriptions are preferred.

Map is roughly A5 at 1:10000 with 5m contours. Revised to reflect as much of the changes to runnability as possible

Course Information

Course Controls Length Climb
White  11 1.4 km 15 m
Yellow  9 2.4 km 20 m
Orange  12 3.0 km 30 m
Light Green  13 4.0 km 35 m

There will be White, Yellow and Orange and Light Green courses.
SPORTident (SI) electronic timing will be used. We’ll have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.

Entry Details

British Orienteering members – £3
Non-members – £5
British Orienteering members – £1.50
Non-members – £2.50
Groups (Adults + children)
Each additional adult in a group: add £1
Each additional Junior a group: add 50p

Safety and Risk 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.

Privacy. When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.

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4 thoughts on “Binning Wood
Saturday 24th October

  1. hannah cooper

    Hi, Just wondering what happened with number 6 on the light green. I couldn’t find it, though I was fairly sure I was in the right place. I see that there are a few people showing in the results who didn’t find it either – but we’ve not been disqualified. Does this mean it did actually go missing? I hope so because it was driving me mad that I couldn’t find it!

    Lovely event – especially nice of you to organise that beautiful weather for us.


  2. Pete Younger

    Hi Hannah

    I understand that the control was in the correct feature but that the map showed the feature east of its actual position.

    Because of this the leg was ignored in the published results.



  3. Duncan


    just wondering if the Winsplits link is correct as I cannot seem to get beyond the results and simple splits. Just curious to see how I could have done without my mistakes.

    Thanks for a lovely event.


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