Vogrie Country Park
Saturday 27 April 2019

Vogrie Country Park  Saturday 27 April 2019

Vogrie Burn and Tyne Water - Photo Credit: Jim Barton - geograph.org.uk/p/3705507

Our Saturday local event for April was at Vogrie Country Park.

Vogrie Country Park is a woodland estate managed by Midlothian Council.  The Tyne Water runs through the park in a steep sided valley which can provide a physical challenge.  Vogrie also hosts a Saturday parkrun and has a popular playground but its varied terrain and 12 mile path network make this a popular venue for orienteering, particularly for those new to the sport.  For the more experienced there are plenty of ways to navigate between controls both on paths and off them!


Pre-event Information

General Information

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

Type of terrain:
A mixture of parkland and woodland with some muddy sections.

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.

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



Nearest town: Gorebridge
Grid Ref: NT376632
Postcode: EH23 4NU

Vogrie is on the B6372 which runs from the A7 at Gorebridge to the A68 North of Pathhead.
A limited service travels to the Edgehead and Dewarton crossroads, from where the park can be accessed on foot.
There is a £2 parking charge which is paid at the barrier on exit.
From the car park, look for our tent and the East Lothian Orienteers banner.

Registration & Start Times


Registration is from 1:30pm to 3:00pm next to the parking area.
Pre-entry is not available; all entries will be taken on the day.
The registration form can be downloaded and completed before you arrive which will speed things up.

Fast track registration is available if you meet both these requirements…

  • are a member of a Scottish orienteering club
  • have your own dibber registered with SI.

Start and Finish:

The start and finish will be close to registration near the car park.
Start times will be from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Courses Close:

The courses will close at 4:30pm so it is essential that you report to the Finish by then, even if you have not completed your course.

Course Information


The map is printed at 1:6000 with 5m contours and has seen some minor revisions.


SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used – we will have SIs for hire free of charge but there is a £30 charge if lost.


There will be White, Yellow, Orange and Green courses.

Course Length Difficulty
White 1.0 km Very easy navigation
Controls are all on paths
Yellow 1.5 km Easy navigation
Controls all on or visible from paths
Orange 3.2 km Medium difficulty navigation
Controls are generally quite close to paths
Green 3.8 km Hard Navigation
Controls are difficult to find and to reach


More details about the colour coding is available on the Scottish Orienteering website.




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 organisers, 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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