Permanent Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Beecraigs Permanent Courses, Linlithgow

RegionScotland
ClubForth Valley Orienteers
Nearest townLinlithgow
PostcodeEH49 6PL
Carpark locationEH49 6PL

Available Maps

Permanent Orienteering Courses available at Beecraig Country Park

Very Easy (White) - 2 km

Course 1 (from Lochside car park) or

Course 2 (from Balvormie car park)

Simple courses along paths for beginners or families with small children. Paths are suitable for all-terrain buggies.  Depending on your speed & navigation it will probably take about 20-40 minutes.

Easy (Yellow) - 2 km

Course 3 (from Visitor Centre)

A simple course along paths for beginners & families with small children.  Some paths are muddy in places.  Depending on your speed & navigation it will probably take about 30-45 minutes.

Moderate Difficulty (Orange) - 2.5 km to 3 km

Course 4 (from Visitor Centre) or

Course 5 (from Lochside car park) or

Course 6 (from Balvormie car park)

Courses mainly along forest paths, some rough or muddy.  Some controls are off path which means you'll have to enter the forest (<20m) to find them.  There may be undergrowth (nettles, branches, brambles) so wear long trousers!  Depending on your speed & navigation it will probably take about 45-75 minutes if you are a novice orienteer.

Difficult (Green) - 2.5 km

Courses 7 and 8 (both from Balvormie car park)

Courses for people who are confident navigators & good level of fitness.  Most controls are off-path and in the forest.  the terrain could be rough (nettles, branches, brambles) so wear long trousers!  Depending on your speed & navigation it will probably take about 60-90 minutes if you are not an experienced orienteer.

Very Difficult (Blue) - 5 km

Course 9 (from Visitor Centre)

A course for people who are physically fit and confident navigators.  Most controls are in the forest. Most controls are off-path and in the forest.  The terrain will be rough (Nettles, branches, brambles) so wear long trousers!  Depending on your speed & navigation it will probably take about 1 - 2 hours if you are not an experienced orienteer.

Other Things to do in the Area

Beecraigs is a great forest just south of Linlithgow.  It has a fabulous adventure playground (next to the Balvormie) car park and also has a Visitor Centre and cafe (another side of the forest). https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/11094/Beecraigs-Visitor-Centre

Beecaraigs also has a caravan park and campsite so you can spend more time here.  It also has a deer park and farm animals. There's a variety of woodland trails and even some informal mountain bike trails.

Maps Available From

Downloadable here.  Or, if you're a member of Forth Valley Orienteers they're also downloadable from their website: fvo.org.uk

 

 

Further Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers