Lochend Wood
Saturday 30th January

We did say it might be a little windy

We did say it might be a little windy. The flag started vertical!”

ResultsSplit times, Winsplits — RouteGadget

We said the weather would be good! The event had starts near the Hallhill Sports Centre, Dunbar (EH42 1QZV, Grid Ref NT675783).
We had planned using a tent for registration but with the weather that looked a little unwise! So we have arranged to use a room in the Sports Centre.

See you there – take care on the roads.

Event Details:

Info updated: 29th Jan
Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) Winter series
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland, Urban

General Information

Dress: Dunbar is the driest, sunniest town in Scotland, but we can’t guarantee the weather. Road shoes will be suitable for the Green course, dobs are probably unsuitable

Terrain: A mixture of parkland and woodland with some muddy sections for White, Yellow and Orange courses. The Green course uses various housing estates and  crosses several small roads. British Orienteering rules prohibit anyone under 16 years old running it.


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.


Nearest town: Dunbar
Grid Ref: NT675783
Postcode: EH42 1QZ
Latitude: 55.997182
Longitude: -2.521059
Leave the A1 at the ASDA roundabout and at the next roundabout turn left onto Kellie Road. Carry on to the car park for the Halhill Sports Centre.
There are a hourly bus and train services from Edinburgh to Dunbar on Saturdays and less than 1k to walk in Dunbar to registration.

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 – it still gets dark very early at this time of year and we need to get the controls in before it gets too dark. Controls will be brought in from 4pm promptly.
Toilets and Refreshments are available at Hallhill healthy living centre.
Start and Finish will be close to the registration. Start times will be from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Courses Close at 4pm promptly so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.
Course Information
There will be White, Yellow and Orange courses and a Green course for adult orienteers. This is the first use of the second extension of the map to cover the urban area. The map has been revised and redrawn to sprint standards and will be printed at 1:5000.
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 1994 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


Results should be published here after the event.
Contacts / Officials
Ian Rowland – Contact
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. 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.
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