Saltoun Wood, south of Pencaitland, is one of our prime areas. There are enough tracks, paths and rides that you can avoid the worst of the seasonal vegetation on the White, Yellow, Orange and Green courses planned by Julian Hall.
Starts from 2-ish to 3-ish. Please arrange to share transport if possible, as parking is a little limited. We will prioritise vehicles with young families for the closest parking to the event. See below for full details.
Type of event: Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series.
Type of terrain: Mixed woodland.
None of the courses cross the river.
Other Users: The woods are very well used by the general public. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering and leave the small “official” car park at the entrance to the wood to its regular users. Please observe any out of bounds areas.
Dogs: Area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.
Nearest town: Pencaitland
Grid Ref: NT 464 665
Postcode: EH34 5EH
Directions: Registration, start and finish are close together in the woods where there is very limited parking. This is reserved for full cars with young children.
Parking: The main parking has been arranged in the farmyard at NT 465 669, approximately 500m from the edge of the woods and 700m from the Race Arena. Please bring £1. If you do persuade the parking officials to allow you to drive to the arena, please don’t knock over anyone walking on the track!
Registration & Start Times
: From 1:30 pm
to 3.00 pm in the woods. Pre-entry is not available; all entries will be taken on the day. The registration form
can be downloaded and completed before you arrive.
Start and Finish – Close to the registration. Start times will be from 1.45 pm to 3.00pm.
Courses Close – At 4pm. Please report to the Finish (and Download) by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course. Controls will be brought in from 4 pm.
- White (1.7 km – very easy)
- Yellow (2.0 km – easy)
- Orange (3.0 km – moderate)
- Green (3.5 km- hard)
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.
- 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
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.
All buildings and equipment in the farmyard are strictly out of bounds.
Parents with small children should note that there are landscaped ponds close to the Arena.
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