Saturday 7 September 2019

Yellowcraig  Saturday 7 September 2019

Thanks to everyone who came and especially to Duncan Edmondson our course planner. On a glorious day more than 160 people took part and many joined us at the barbecue area afterwards.


Yellowcraig is a mixed coastal area of forest, sand-dunes and open grassland which provides plenty of challenge for new and experienced orienteers. There is an extensive network of paths and ditches through the woods and dunes. The map was updated for the 2016 Scottish Championships.

Duncan Edmondson has planned the usual range of courses for a local event – White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green.

Please bring food to cook and join us at the barbecue area where Saartje will also be supplying hot drinks after your run.

Pre-event Information

General Information

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

Type of terrain:
Mixed coastal area of forest, sand-dunes and open grassland. There are some nettles throughout the map so full leg cover is recommended.
And here is the local authority webpage on Yellowcraig.

Other Users:
The woods and the beach and shore areas 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 any out of bounds areas.

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



Nearest town: Dirleton
Grid Ref: NT516856
Postcode: EH39 5DX


Car park accessed by minor road signposted Yellowcraig leaving the road through Dirleton which is reached from the A198.
There is a £2 charge for parking.

It is possible to get to the event by bus – Edinburgh-North Berwick service from East Coast Buses alighting at Dirleton.

Registration & Start Times


This will be from 1:00pm 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 or if you would like help or advice before running. Controls will be brought in from 4pm promptly. The registration form can be downloaded and completed before you arrive.

Start and Finish:

Start and Finish are close to the registration. Start times will be from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.


There are toilets at the car park.

Courses Close:

Course close at 4pm so it is essential that you report to the Finish by 4pm, even if you have not completed your course.

Course Information


The map was updated for the 2016 Scottish Championships.


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 1.2 km Very easy
Yellow 1.6 km Easy
Orange 2.9 km Moderate
Light Green 4.1 km Harder

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


There is a strong path network in the woods and most of the White and Yellow courses are (off-road) buggy friendly and although both of these courses visit the Yellow Craig itself, an alternative path around the bottom may be used missing out controls on the hill.


Duncan Edmondson

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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