Lochend Woods, Dunbar
Saturday 28 September 2019

Lochend Woods, Dunbar  Saturday 28 September 2019

Lochend Wood: © Richard Webb - geograph.org.uk/p/4917225


ELO’s event was back in our usual slot of the last Saturday of the month. It was in Lochend Woods, Dunbar. The shorter courses were within the woods but the longest course also included some urban style orienteering.

With the extensive path network in the woods this was ideal area for juniors and those new to orienteering and it was good to see some new faces!

Pre-event Information

Type of Event:

Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series

Type of Terrain:

Lochend is a flat wood mainly made up of conifers with patches of birch and ash. There is an extensive path network and some vehicle tracks where care is needed. Even at this time of year undergrowth can be very dense once you leave the path network. There are some nettles and brambles so full leg cover is recommended.

The longest course is partially urban style and because of road crossings is only available to over 16s and accompanied juniors.

Dunbar is the driest, sunniest town in Scotland, but we can’t guarantee the weather so please dress appropriately!

Other Users:

The wood is 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 any out of bounds areas


The area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome



Nearest Town: Dunbar
Grid Reference: NT675783
Postcode: EH42 1QZ


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 Hallhill Sports Centre.  There are a hourly bus and train services from Edinburgh to Dunbar on Saturdays and less than 1km to walk within Dunbar to Registration.

Registration and Start Times


  • From 1:00 pm to 2.30 pm at the car park
  • Pre-entry is not available – all entries will be taken on the day
  • Fast track entry if you are a club member with your own SI dibber
  • Please try to come early if you would like advice or guidance beforehand
  • Controls will be brought in from 4:00 pm .

Start and Finish:

Close to Registration between 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Courses Close:

Courses close at 4:00pm and controls will be brought in from this time.


Available at Hallhill Healthy Living centre


Varied food and drink at Hallhill Heathy Living Centre

Course Information


Dunbar Lochend Map ExtractThe map covers both woodland and urban areas and has been 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.


Course Length Difficulty
White 1.8 km Very easy
Yellow 2.0 km Easy
Orange 2.6 km Moderate
Light Green / Urban 4.5 km Harder
More details about the colour coding is available on the Scottish Orienteering website.


There is a good path network in the woods so the White and Yellow courses are buggy friendly.


Trina Rogerson


Neil McMillan

Entry Charges

Entry is cheaper if you are a current 2019 member of a club affiliated to Scottish or British Orienteering.
Please make sure that your membership has been renewed for 2019.

Orienteering member
Seniors £4 £6
Juniors £1.50 £2.50
Parent and Child
(one parent with one child)
£2.50 £3.50
Larger Family Groups
(one or more children accompanied by one or more adults)
£3 £5
Pair of Seniors £5 £7
Pair of Juniors
(no accompanying adults)
£2 £3

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.

Medical Conditions:

If you, or anyone in your group (including juniors), have a medical condition that first-aiders or health professionals should know about in the event of accident or illness during the course of the event please print off the Medical Form, complete it fully and bring it along to the event.   You should complete a separate copy for each individual who has a medical condition.  Please leave the completed Medical Form at Event Registration.  If it is not in a labelled sealed envelope, it will be put in one and will be opened only in an emergency.  It will be shredded immediately after the event if you do not claim it back.


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