Seafield Ponds and Belhaven Bay are on the western edge of Dunbar and the parkland at the shore contrasts with the intricate sand dunes.
Orienteers of all abilities are welcome to join us on the day when we will have a range of courses to suit everyone.
Type of event:
Local event in the East of Scotland Orienteering Association (ESOA) series
- Parkland for shorter courses with Green course adding technical legs in sand dunes.
- Please observe any out of bounds areas.
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 adjacent to the parking.
Nearest Town: Dunbar
Grid Ref: NT663786
Nearest Postcode: EH42 1NU
Follow signs to Dunbar and West Barns from the A1. Turn left after the caravan park.
The X7 stops nearby.
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 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
Start and finish are close to registration.
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.
The map is printed at 1:5000 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. Units, apart from start and finish, will be set for contactless punching.
There will be White, Yellow, Orange and Green courses.
|Course||Length / Ascent||Difficulty|
More details about the colour coding is available on the Scottish Orienteering website.
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.
|British/Scottish Orienteering member* (Pre-entry)||Non‑member|
|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|
*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 (RA) 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.
The RA will be available for inspection at Registration.
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.