Lochend Wood, Dunbar
28th January

Dunbar-Lochend_160120 Results

Thanks to everyone who came – almost one hundred took part as individuals or in family groups. The weather wasn’t very kind but there was plenty of positive feedback for Duncan Edmondson who was planning courses for the first time.


The first race put on by ELO in 2017 will be in the woods and streets in the south of Dunbar, with registration at Hallhill Sports Centre.

There will be White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses although British Orienteering rules mean that unaccompanied runners under 16 cannot do the urban Light Green. The urban course is longer than the typical Light Green and might be alternatively described as an urban Green course.


Event Details:

Info updated:28th 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. Rubber studded shoes are probably best for Light Green; road shoes will be suitable; dobs are probably unsuitable

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

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 within Dunbar to Registration.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: This will be from 1:30pm 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 Closeat 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 Light Green course for adult orienteers. Light Green uses an extended map covering the urban area redrawn to sprint standards and 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 fees
  • Senior – members £4;    non members £6
  • Junior – members £1.50;    non members £2.50
  • Groups – each additional adult in a group, add £1; each additional junior add 50p (which includes a map).

Results should be published here after the event.
Contacts / Officials
Trina Rogerson – 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 this prohibition.
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