Butterdean Woods
Saturday 25th November 2017

Butterdean Woods  Saturday 25th November 2017

Butterdean Woods



A good turnout on a chilly day enjoyed Debbie Riley’s first attempt at course planning. Debbie’s courses made the most of  Butterdean’s limited area.

Around 80 took part with a huge range of age and experience – several older hands and plenty of youngsters. East of Scotland juniors held a training session before the event and a contingent from East Linton cubs and scouts worked towards their map-reading badges. And many new families and individuals who were also very welcome.

Our November event will be at Butterdean Wood on Saturday 25th November.

Butterdean is a flat wood mainly made up of conifers with patches of birch and ash. The wood is home to wrens, goldcrests and chaffinches as well as roe deer and some animal sculptures. It is managed by the Woodland Trust and East Lothian Council.

Courses available:  White / Yellow / Orange / Light Green.

Please register in the play park in Gladsmuir village (NT458732, EH33 1ED) then walk a few hundred metres down the road to the wood. There is limited parking at the wood, and we are asked to leave what there is for the regular users.

Gladsmuir is on the A199 (the “old A1”) between Tranent and Haddington. Leave the A1 at the B6363 junction, east of Tranent (signposted Pencaitland and Longniddry).

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


Please note the following times are slightly earlier than usual due to early dusk …

  • Registration from 13:00 until 14:15
  • Starts from 13:30 until 14:30
  • Courses close at 15:30

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:  Robin Strain with Debbie Riley


Course Controls Length Climb
White 9 1.5 km 10m
Yellow 13 2.7 km 10m
Orange 10 2.9 km 20m
Light Green 14 3.6 km 30m


Saartje Drijver’s daughter Saskia will again be providing coffee (or orange juice) and cake for donations towards her fund raising for a volunteer year in Guyana with Project Trust

Other Users:  The woods are 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.

Dogs:  The 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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