Saltoun Wood SoSOL
Sunday 27th November 2022

Saltoun Wood SoSOL  Sunday 27th November 2022

Saltoun Big Wood © Richard Webb -

Saltoun is a classic East Lothian area – a rough and rugged woodland with fast running on the tracks and in the trees on the far side of the river on the longest courses.

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:

Regional event in the South of Scotland Orienteering League (SoSOL) series

Saltoun Big Wood
Saltoun Big Wood © Richard Webb –


  • Mixed woodland with a good track and path network
  • Even the main paths have some muddy sections
  • Off the paths there are some brambles and other patches of dense undergrowth
  • Please observe any out of bounds areas

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: Penciatland
Grid Ref: NT464672
Nearest Postcode: EH34 5EH


Assembly and registration is in the field opposite the farmyard south of the minor road between East and West Saltoun.
Both villages are just south of Pencaitland in East Lothian.

Public Transport

Registration & Start Times


This will be online (and 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 TBC.

The Start and Finish locations are TBC.

Courses Close:

The courses will close at TBC, 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!

Course Information


The map is printed at 1:10 000 with 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. Units, apart from start and finish, will be set for contactless punching.


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

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

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




Trina Rogerson



Entry Charges

Entry charges will be announced nearer the time of the event

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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