Permanent Orienteering Courses

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Blackford Hill and The Hermitage

RegionScotland
ClubEdinburgh Southern Orienteering Club
Nearest town Edinburgh
PostcodeEH10 6JF
Carpark locationAdjacent to the City Observatory, at the top of Observatory Road.

Available Maps

Terrain

Varied terrain with good path network, contour, vegetation and rock detail.  Some steep slopes.

Map Updated

2014

Suggested Courses

Course

Controls

Length (km)

Climb (m)

1

6

1.0

10

2

12

2.0

80

3

15

3.9

175

4

15

4.3

255

Maps Available From

Each map pack costs £2.50
They can be purchased directly from ESOC by sending £2.50 per pack, cheques payable to ‘ESOC’, to Janet Clark, 13 North West Circus Place, EDINBURGH, EH3 6SX.
0131 225 7771; email.

They are also available from Cammo Estate or The Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centres. Tel: 0131 529 2401 or email: naturalheritageservice@edinburgh.gov.uk to check opening hours.

Further Information

  • 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