Belhaven Bay, Dunbar
26th November

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Report: Over 80 entries on a chilly winter afternoon was a gratifying turnout. And a high proportion of those entries were current ELO members – plus a few past and hopefully some future members appearing too. Each course was won by an ELO member with Angus Wright being the fastest on both Yellow and Orange. Runners on Green enjoyed the novelty of an outing onto Spike Island with technical navigational detail in the dunes – and no-one got stranded by the tide at ‘the bridge to nowhere’. There was the added bonus of seeing a distinctive white egret feeding in the Biel just below the bridge unconcerned by our coloured lycra flashing (?) past. PY

Advance info:

The next ELO event will be at West Barns near Dunbar on Saturday 26th November. The planner is Trina Rogerson and there will be the usual range of courses for a local event. The shorter courses stay within the shore area and adjacent caravan park but the Green course includes some technical legs across the estuary on Spike Island and therefore is subject to the tide and has specific Start / Finish times …

  • White / Yellow / Orange – Starts from 13:30 until 14:30 – courses close at 15:15
  • Green – Starts from 14:15 until 14:45 – course closes at 16:00.

Final Details

Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series.
Type of terrain: Parkland for shorter courses with Green course adding technical legs in sand dunes.
Other Users: The shore area is very well used by the general public. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering.
Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.


Nearest town: Dunbar
Grid Ref: NT663786
Postcode: EH42 1NU

Parking: Registration will be at the Shore Road car park off Edinburgh Road in Dunbar. This is a Pay and Display, East Lothian Council car park (£2).
Registration: From 1:00 pm to 2.30 pm in the Shore Road 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 – across Shore Road
Start and Finish – Close to the registration.
Courses Close – At 3:15 for shorter courses and 4pm for Green.  Please report to the Finish (and Download) by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course. Controls will be brought in from 3:15 / 4 pm.
The map has had minor revisions for the event. All courses are printed on A4 waterproof paper and the scales are shown below. There is no key to the symbols on the map; ask if you would like a loose copy.

Course Information

  • White ( very easy) 1.5 km  – 1:2500 map
  • Yellow (easy) 1.7 km   – 1:2500 map
  • Orange (moderate) 2.8 km  – 1:3000 map
  • Green (hard) 5.4 km –   – 1:7500 map
    very little climb on any course.
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 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
  • Each additional junior in a group: add 50p

Planner: Trina Rogerson

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.
The Start / Finish times for Green have been chosen to avoid risks from high tide and early darkness.

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

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