Aug 1, 2022

Braidburn Valley Park Saturday 3rd September

Welcome to Interlopers local orienteering event at Braidburn Valley Park on Saturday 3rd September

Planner: Ben Stevens

Organiser: Paul Caban

Entries will open approximately 2 weeks before the event.


Nearest Town: Edinburgh

Nearest Postcode: TBC

Grid Reference: TBC

What3Words: ///TBC


Start will be just inside the SE entrance to the park.

Public transport: TBC


Entries will open approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. A small number of extra maps will be printed and available on a first come first served basis on the day.

For any last minute queries or to reserve a map after entries close, please contact: TBC

Seniors: £5 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £7 (non-members)

Juniors: £2.50 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £3.50 (non-members)



There are no toilets at the venue.


Maps will be at 1:5000 scale.

Planned to Sports Governing Body standards. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper
Yellow 1.6km straight line distance / 1.7km shortest actual route Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on main paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners
Orange 2.2km (straight) / 2.8 (shortest) Moderate, controls are on or near paths, with more route choice. Good for progressing juniors and beginner adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Short Urban 4.0 / 6.3km *Suitable for adult intermediate and experienced orienteers.
Long Urban 5.0 / 8.3km *Suitable for adult intermediate and experienced orienteers.

 * Note: The Urban courses have road crossings and any under-16s must be shadowed by an adult.


Start times TBC, but will be in the morning due to a separate afternoon event in the park.

Courses close at TBC at which time controls will begin to be collected in. If you think you may take a while on your chosen course, please ask for an early start time.

Everyone must report to the finish and proceed to Download, whether they finish their courses or not.



SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used, with SI Air enabled.  If you have your own SI dibber, please bring it.  Otherwise SI dibbers can be hired free of charge, but with £30 charge if lost.  This must have been requested when booking your place for the event.



Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. By entering the event you are accepting this condition. 

Parents/guardians should explain all safety aspects to all children and vulnerable persons in their care and if you are in any doubt about their ability to stay safe only allow them to participate with a carer.

A risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser. 

Please note:

  • Vehicles use the roads, driveways and car parks, so you must watch out for vehicles, give way and follow the Highway Code before, during and after the event ie: to and from your car as well as during the event.  The Yellow course does not cross any roads.
  • The area is used by the general public, including dog walkers and cyclists.  Please respect their right to use the area and make room to pass safely.  You are required to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (see, and if necessary give way or stop running temporarily for safety reasons, e.g. some cyclists, dogs, etc.
  • If you or one of your dependants have an underlying medical condition that might occur during the event, please brief the organiser in advance and leave a sealed written record at the event registration (to be destroyed afterwards).
  • The area in a few places can be rough underfoot, steep and slippery. You should wear full leg cover, grippy footwear, watch for hazards, take care when crossing them and only go where you are able to cope.
  • You are encouraged to carry a coat if there is a risk of bad weather and a whistle in case of injury (if injured give 6 long blasts, wait a minute, repeat).


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