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Orienteering in the Pentlands

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is home to three permanent orienteering courses. They are located in Bonaly Country Park, Castlelaw and Hillend Country Park.

Orienteering invloves a race against the clock using maps and navigational skills to find your way around a selected course, made up of red and white markers.

Maps of the orienteering courses can be purchased from the Regional Park H.Q or from Janet Clarke, Edinburgh southern Orienteering Club.

For young children, families or schools, there is the Harlaw Biodiversity Trail around Harlaw Reservoir. Follow the numbered markers to find the wildlife symbols and letters. Maps available at Harlaw House Visitor Centre or on the publications page. Free pencils available at visitor centre.

If you would like to know more about orienteering in the Pentland Hills contact local clubs for more infomation.

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

East of Scotland Orienteering Association