Balgone Estate
Saturday 30 April 2022

Balgone Estate  Saturday 30 April 2022

The Loch at Balgone cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Keith Burns -

Balgone is a brand new area for orienteering in East Lothian and is being professionally mapped for this event. It is a wooded area with a large loch and plenty of details. Although the strong path network makes it ideal for less confident orienteers who don’t want to get to too far off the beaten track, there is still plenty for the more experienced!

Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.

General Information

Type of event:

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

Balgone Heughs – photo credit: M. Atkinson


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Other Users

The area 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.


The area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome to come with orienteers.


Toilets are available at TBC.


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Nearest Town: North Berwick
Grid Ref: NT563824
Nearest Postcode: EH39 5LB


Head North from East Linton on the B1377 and rather than turning left to go to East Fortune, head North towards North Berwick. Parking will be at Balgone Barns just to the north of the area itself.

Public Transport

The nearest public transport links are at North Berwick and you can walk/run along the John Muir Way to Balgone.

Registration & Start Times


This will be online (and potentially for newcomers at the car park) – look for the ELO flag and tent!
Please select an early start time if you think you might take a long time to complete your course.

Start and Finish:

Start times will be from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Start and finish locations are TBC

Courses Close:

The courses will close at 4:00pm 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 TBC with TBC 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. Units, apart from start and finish, will be set for contactless punching.


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

Course Length / Ascent Difficulty
White / Very Easy
Yellow / Easy
Orange / Moderate
Light Green / Difficult

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


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Pete Younger

Entry Charges

Entry is cheaper if you are a current 2022 member of a club affiliated to Scottish or British Orienteering.

Please ensure that your membership has been renewed for 2022.

Orienteering member*
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)
*Members of any orienteering club will receive a discount for pre-entry only.
**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

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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