John Muir Country Park
25 May 2024

John Muir Country Park  25 May 2024

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JMCP is a wonderful area for orienteering. The woods have an excellent path network which we will be sticking to so that the many ground nesting birds are not disturbed.

Courses will be planned to allow lots of fast running!

Type of event:

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

John Muir Country Park
John Muir Country Park


  • Paths for shorter courses with longer courses venturing into the sand dunes and onto Spike Island.
  • 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 adjacent to the parking.




Nearest Town: Dunbar
Grid Ref: NT652787
Nearest Postcode: EH42 1XF


Follow signs to Dunbar and West Barns from the A1. Turn left at the brown signs.

Public Transport

The X7 stops nearby.

Registration & Start Times


This will be online (and for newcomers near 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.

There is a charge for parking. The reference number on the RingGo app is 21006.

Start and Finish:

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

Start and Finish are close to registration

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 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 and courses.

CourseLength / Ascent Description

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

Entry Charges

Entry is cheaper if you are a current 2024 member of a club affiliated to Scottish or British Orienteering.

Please ensure that your membership has been renewed for 2024.

British Orienteering memberScottish Orienteering memberNon‑member Late entry
Pair of Seniors£6.00£7.00£8.00+£1
Pair of Juniors (no accompanying adults)£3.50£4.00£4.50+50p
Junior and Parent£4.50£5.50£6.50+£1
Family Groups (one or more children accompanied by one or more adults)£6.00£7.00£8.00+£1
Second Course (white/yellow/orange)£1.00£1.00£1.00
Entry fees 2024

*Members of any orienteering club will receive a discount but we do charge extra for late entries received after we order the maps (usually the Monday before the event).

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.

Small children should be supervised when near the pond.

The RA will be available for inspection at Registration.

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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