Upcoming Events

Butterdean Wood
Saturday 24th April 2021

Butterdean Wood  Saturday 24th April 2021

Our next local event will be held at Butterdean Wood on Saturday 24th March 2021. Butterdean is south of Gladsmuir village which is between Tranent and Haddington.

Despite some recent relaxations we still have to make special arrangements to ensure CoVid19 distancing. So this event is only open to current paid-up members of ELO who live within East Lothian (and to members of other clubs who live within East Lothian and who take out temporary ELO membership). If you have never joined or your membership has lapsed you must join or renew before entering.

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ESOA Championships & SoSOL
Vogrie Country Park
Sunday 28 November 2021

ESOA Championships & SoSOL  Vogrie Country Park  Sunday 28 November 2021

Because of the current covid restrictions it was not possible to hold the East of Scotland Orienteering Championships in November 2020 as orienteers from other clubs would be unable to travel to the event.

This event is now planned to take place in November 2021 instead.

Vogrie Country Park is a woodland estate managed by Midlothian Council.  The Tyne Water runs through the park in a steep sided valley which can provide a physical challenge.  Vogrie usually hosts a Saturday parkrun and has a popular playground but its varied terrain and 12 mile path network make this a popular venue for orienteering, particularly for those new to the sport.  For the more experienced there are plenty of ways to navigate between controls both on paths and off them!

For the East of Scotland Orienteering Championships we are grateful to the ranger service and neighbouring landowners who have allowed us to greatly extend the range of the map into the former golf course and into some areas of disused quarries which provide regions of intricate contour detail.

Pre-event Information

General Information

Type of event:
East of Scotland Orienteering Championships and East Lothian Orienteers Club Championships

Type of terrain:
A mixture of parkland, woodland and disused quarries with some muddy sections and steep sided deans. There are some high cliffs which will be taped to prevent access to the top of these.

Other Users:
The woods are 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. Please observe all out of bounds areas, particularly the unfenced.

Dogs:
The area is well used by dog walkers so dogs are welcome.

Location

Nearest town: Gorebridge
Grid Ref: NT376632
Postcode: EH23 4NU

Directions:
Vogrie is on the B6372 which runs from the A7 at Gorebridge to the A68 North of Pathhead.
A limited service travels to the Edgehead and Dewarton crossroads, from where the park can be accessed on foot.
There is a £2 parking charge which is paid (in cash) at the barrier on exit.
From the car park, look for our tent and the East Lothian Orienteers banner.

Registration & Start Times

Details on how to enter will appear here soon.

Start and Finish:

The start and finish will be close to registration near the car park.

Courses Close:

The courses will close at TBC so it is essential that you report to the Finish by then, even if you have not completed your course.

Course Information

Map:

The map is printed at 1:7500 with 5m contours and has been extended for the event.

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.

Courses:

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

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

Accessibility:

TBC

Organiser:

Sheila Strain

Planner:

Michael Atkinson

Controller

TBC

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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