JMCP is a wonderful area for orienteering. The woods have an excellent path network and the fringe of dunes covered by spiky marram grass provides a technical challenge although we will not be using Spike Island on this occasion.
There will be courses for orienteers of all ages from White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green. You must pre-enter online.
Type of event:
Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series.
- Mixed woodland – predominantly coniferous – with a clear and extensive network of rides and paths
- Open areas within the wood
- Low dunes along the northern edge of the woods.
None of the courses visit the extensive dune area known as Spike Island.
The area is well used by the general public. Please respect their right to be there at the same time as you are orienteering. You must not enter any out of bounds areas.
The area is used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.
Nearest town: Dunbar
Grid Ref: NT 652 787
Postcode: EH42 1XF
Directions and Parking:
The car park is accessed by a minor road signposted from the A1087 west of Dunbar.
There is a £2 charge for parking.
Registration & Start Times
Registration is online only via Google Forms.
Start and Finish:
The start and finish will be close to registration.
Start times will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and will be available here.
The courses will close at 4:00pm, so if you have not completed your course by then, you should stop and return to assembly. You must report to the Download point, whether you complete the course or not, so that we know you are not lost or injured in the woods!
The map is printed at 1:7500 with 2.5m contours.
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 Light Green courses.
Provisional course lengths are not finalised yet but will be approximately as follows…
|White||1.5km||Very easy navigation
Controls are all on paths
Controls all on or visible from paths
|Orange||3.4km||Medium difficulty navigation
Controls are generally quite close to paths
|Light Green||5.0km||Hard Navigation
Controls are hard to find and to reach
More details about the colour coding is available on the Scottish Orienteering website.
|Parent and Child
(one parent with one child)
|Larger Family Groups
(one or more children accompanied by one or more adults)
|Pair of Seniors||£5||£7|
|Pair of Juniors
(no accompanying adults)
**Note that although non-members are now permitted to take part, Covid regulations still limit the support we can give beginners.
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
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.
When entering our events your name will appear in the results section of this website and may appear in newspaper reports.
We may also take photographs at the event for publicity purposes – please let us know if you do not want us to use your photograph in this way.
Wednesday 16th June 2021 Pencaitland Sprintelope