South of Scotland O League – at Elibank

Event information

What: South of Scotland Orienteering League
Where: Elibank Forest, Walkerburn (NT402361)
When: Sunday 21 March 2010
Getting there: Signposted from A72 in Walkerburn.  Entry to the forest is at the south-eastern end of the map and going via Walkerburn you will drive through the competition area.  Please drive carefully as all courses except White and Yellow will cross this road. Driving through Selkirk or Galashiels you can also access via Peel, which is quite scenic, and you won’t drive through the competition area. Both roads are quite narrow with passing places.

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Parking Parking is on forest roads with a wide verge. Anyone bringing a minibus should contact the Organiser in advance please. It would be helpful if competitors could arrive before 12:30 and not leave until after 12:30 as the forest road is quite narrow in places.
Terrain The snow has flattened a lot of the undergrowth and it’s generally fast running (when you’re not going steeply uphill). There are several areas of complex contours to keep you on your toes, plus some very pleasant terrain alongside the River Tweed for courses Orange-Brown.
Start time: Starts from 11:00 to 1:00 (registration opens at 10:30)
Entry fees: Seniors: £8 (£2 discount for Senior BOF members –
proof of membership required)
Juniors and students: £2:50.
Familes/Groups on White or Yellow: £5.
Provisional course details
Course Distance Climb
Brown 7.3km 320m
Blue 6.1km 280m
Green 4.1km 230m
Light Green 2.9km 130m
Orange 2.5km 85m
Yellow 2.0km 25m
White 1.7km 10m
Additional information: There will be limited toilet facilities at the event. There are public toilets in Peebles and Galashiels, none in Innerleithen nowadays. There will be NO water at the Finish – it’s a very short walk back to your vehicle.
Apres O ? Why not bring your mountain bike and sample the 7Stanes routes at nearby Glentress or Innerleithen. Or maybe just get as far as The Hub cafe at Glentress. Link here
Timing: SportIdent will be used. Dibbers can be hired on the day.
Organiser: John Tullie
Planner: Lindsey Knox
Controller: John Biggar (LINOC)
More information: John Tullie
Telephone: 01450 850217
email: john @