Nov 18, 2021

Local Event Kinneil (Bo'ness) Saturday 9th April

Welcome to our local event at Kinneil Woods.

Entries now open on Fabian4

Planner: Ken Daly

Organiser: Paul Caban



The event will be based from the *very* small car park in Kinneil Estate, but competitors will likely find this full.  Instead, please park safely and legally along Provost Road, avoiding the bus stops.

Grid Reference: NS 982804

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Public transport – bus from Linlithgow railway station to Bo’ness:


Entries are now open on Fabian4. Entry on the day will not be available, please contact TBC with any questions or requests.

Seniors: £5 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £7 (non-members)

Juniors: £2.50 (SOA/BOF-affiliated club members) / £3.50 (non-members)


 A mix of open parkland, woodland and forest, with a good path network to suit beginners and plenty of technical detail, especially contour detail, to challenge the more experienced orienteer.  The terrain lends itself to fast running and courses have been planned to avoid patches of windblow and undergrowth.  Most of the area is gently sloping or level, but there are a few steep slopes and muddy areas.  The area is used by the public for dog walking, cycling, etc, so please be courteous to all and give way if necessary.  A mountain bike skills area has been marked out of bounds on the maps, so must not be entered.


Map was comprehensively updated in 2018 with minor additions in 2022.  Scale 1:6,000 to fit A4.  Contour interval 5m.

Planned to Sports Governing Body standards. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper
Yellow 2.6 km Controls (checkpoints) are very easy to find, mostly on main paths, ideal for younger children and complete beginners
Orange 3.5 km Moderate, controls are on or near paths with more route choice. Good for progressing juniors and beginner adults who are reasonably confident reading a map.
Green 5.1 km Suitable for adult intermediate and experienced orienteers.



Start times will be between 1:30 and 3.00 pm.

Courses close at 4pm at which time controls will begin to be collected in. If you think you may take a while on your chosen course, please ask for an early start time.

Everyone must report to the finish and proceed to Download, whether they finish their courses or not.


SportIdent (SI) electronic timing will be used, with SI Air enabled.  If you have your own SI dibber, please bring it.  Otherwise SI dibbers can be hired free of charge, but with £30 charge if lost.  This must have been requested when booking your place for the event.


There are no toilets at Kinneil so please plan accordingly.


Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. By entering the event you are accepting this condition. 

Parents/guardians should explain all safety aspects to all children and vulnerable persons in their care and if you are in any doubt about their ability to stay safe only allow them to participate with a carer.

A risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser. Please note:

  • Vehicles use the roads, driveways and car parks, so you must watch out for vehicles, give way and follow the Highway Code before, during and after the event ie: to and from your car as well as during the event.  The Yellow and Orange courses do not cross any roads.

  • The area is used by the general public, including dog walkers and cyclists.  Please respect their right to use the area and make room to pass safely.  You are required to abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (see, and if necessary give way or stop running temporarily for safety reasons, e.g. some cyclists, dogs, etc.

  • If you or one of your dependants have an underlying medical condition that might occur during the event, please brief the organiser in advance and leave a sealed written record at the event registration (to be destroyed afterwards).

  • The area can in places be rough underfoot, steep and slippery, covered in deep vegetation or tree brash (cuttings) and have old fences, walls and ditches to cross. You should wear full leg cover, grippy footwear, watch for hazards, take care when crossing them and only go where you are able to cope.

  • There are a few steep crags (not taped) so please take care to avoid them.

  • You are encouraged to carry a coat if there is a risk of bad weather and a whistle in case of injury (if injured give 6 long blasts, wait a minute, repeat).

  • Good hygiene is required in the countryside, so wash your hands after competing and especially before eating.

  • There is a mountain bike skills area near the start and finish.  It has been marked out of bounds on the maps, so you should still be vigilant and not enter the area.





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