Yellowcraig
Saturday 29th October 2022

Yellowcraig  Saturday 29th October 2022

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.

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

Yellowcraig Beach

Terrain:

  • Mixed coastal area of forest, sand-dunes and open grassland. There are some nettles throughout the map so full leg cover is recommended.
  • 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.

Dogs

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

Toilets:

Toilets are available at the car park.

Accessibility:

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Location

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

Directions

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.

Public Transport

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

Registration & Start Times

Registration

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.

The Start and Finish locations are TBC.

Courses Close:

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!

Course Information

Map

The map is printed at 1:5000 with 2.5m contours.

Timing

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.

Courses

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.

Organiser:

Saartje Driiver

Planner:

Godfrey Beddard

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.

British/Scottish
Orienteering member*
Non‑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
*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.

Privacy

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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.
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