Whitekirk Hill
29 June 2024

Whitekirk Hill  29 June 2024

Rocky outcrop near Whitekirk Photo © M J Richardson (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Whitekirk Hill is a brand new area for orienteering. It has been professionally mapped for this event and boasts a variety of rock and contour features on broadly open hillside with picturesque views over East Lothian.

The majority of the paths are mown strips through the grass though they appear to be more permanent and there are many informal paths around the former golf course.

Parking for the event is at the Whitekirk Hill resort and we’d encourage you to make use of the excellent cafe which is there.

Type of event:

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

Rocky outcrop near Whitekirk Photo © M J Richardson (cc-by-sa/2.0)


  • Open land.
  • Runnability is generally very good.
  • There is some gorse and scratching undergrowth so shorts are not recommended – wear full leg cover.
  • 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 in the cafe building.




Nearest Town: North Berwick
Grid Ref: NT 599 825
Nearest Postcode: EH42 1XR


If travelling from the west leave the A1 at the Abbotview junction (signposted for East Linton) and head east, continuing past East Linton on the A199. Turn left on the A198 signposted for Tyninghame and North Berwick. At Whitekirk Village turn right towards Whitekirk Hill which is on your left.

Public Transport

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.

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 1:7500 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 and courses.

Course Length / Ascent Description

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


Michael Atkinson


Joel Atkinson

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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