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Training resources

Details of the resources available from the National Orienteering Centre and a link to the current price list.


You can obtain maps of areas through the National Orienteering Centre. There is sure to be an area available to suit any level of ability and every need possible. From very technical complex areas to test the best orienteer, to more straight forward areas to teach, learn or progress orienteering skills. Click on an area for more information.


Despite the new land access agreement in Scotland landowners still need to be advised on orienteering activity. This must be sent via the National Orienteering Centre before any orienteering activity can go ahead on any of these areas. Please allow 4-6 weeks to arrange for permission/access in order for you to use the areas available. Please be aware that some areas have restricted access at various times of the year. We are constantly adding the areas available and as new maps come on stream they will be added.

Maps/OCAD files

Blank Maps

The National Orienteering Centre no longer keep blank map stocks as was done previously. We now get maps on order printed from Stirling Surveys. Their printing is top quality and the order turn-around time is very quick however if you would like to order any blank maps we recommend that you place your order through the National Centre at least 2 weeks before you need them. Orders must be placed through the National Orienteering Centre not Stirling Surveys.

OCAD files

If you wish to use OCAD files of the available areas for your training or events then you need to request an Scottish Orienteering Association OCAD agreement form. This is signed by both us and you and allows us to release the file. After the event/training has taken place you will be invoiced according to how many people take part and the OCAD file issued must be deleted. You must request a new OCAD agreement form each time you wish to use an OCAD file. OCAD agreement form


In the stores we have all the equipment necessary for training, coaching and events. Our extensive kit list includes:

  • Full EMIT kit (including 40 controls, 50 brikkes and timing equipment and software)
  • Orienteering pin-punch controls
  • Orienteering kites (full size and small training kites)
  • SOA digital camera (terms of use)
  • Extensive map list
  • compasses of various types
  • ...and much more!

To check the availability and find out how to book the equipment contact us.  Our price list was reviewed in January 2014.

To make any sort of enquiry about the use of any of these areas please contact us at:

National Orienteering Centre
Glenmore Lodge
PH22 1QU
Tel: 01479 861374

Send us a message via the contacts page.

In addition to the above equipment, start clocks are available for loan or hire.  Details are on Ted Finch’s web page.


Photo of authorPosted on 29th Jun 07
by Hilary Quick - Development Officer


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