Edinburgh City Weekend


Edinburgh University Orienteering Club welcomes you to their beautiful historic hometown for a weekend of city racing, Burns poetry, ceilidh dancing and traditional orienteering.

The afternoon of Saturday 26th January will be host to the first ever Orienteering street race through the UNESCO listed world heritage site of the Edinburgh Old Town. Explore the narrow Wynds and Closes, clatter over the cobbles, and get caught out by the devilishly tricky multiple street levels and joining passageways. Courses will
be physically and mentally challenging, and of the "long middle distance" length similar to that offered by the Oxford and Warwick races. Two courses will be provided, plus a traffic safe junior option. Course combinations will be published when entries open.

In the evening EUOC invite you to a traditional Burns Celebration, where Captain James Tullie will address the haggis, Kyle Heron will serenade you all with piping, and there will be a traditional Scottish Ceilidh, with a bar
serving whisky (and other things too). Any poetic and musical contributions to the evening from our guests will be
much appreciated!

To clear away the cobwebs, Sunday sees the Annual EUOC South of Scotland O League event, held on the national
landmark and royal land of Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park. This time the area has been throughly remapped by expert mapper Jon Musgrave. The Holyrood map consists of 4 grassy hill tops with areas of intricate contour detail, patches of marsh and gorse, and spectacular views in every direction. All usual colour coded courses will be
provided, with the Brown course generally being one of the toughest of the Scottish Annual fixtures, despite the 'inner city' location.

EUOC encourage you to leave your car at home for this weekend, as everything will take place within 15 minutes walk from central Edinburgh and Waverley train station. There is an excellent bus service from the airport to the City
Centre, and Park and Ride Facilities on the major ring road junctions. For those who insist on bringing their crs,
parking is away from the centre or very high in price. There are many options for accommodation, numerous tourist
hostels, B & Bs and hotels, which can be easily searched for at: http://www.visitscotland.com/accommodation/?view=Accommodation

Entries will be online via O Entries very shortly, with further details appearing on the EUOC website by late
November. This is a notice to clear your diaries and book your transport - it's going to be a fantastic weekend.

Entry costs will be:

Saturday £5/2.50 (adults/juniors & students)
Sunday £6/2.50
Ceilidh £5/3 (Under 7s free)

Special deal Weekend package of £15/7 if you book them all together.

We look forward to welcoming you to our incredible city.


Can you think of a better race location?

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