Inch Park

Inch Park is SE of the centre of Edinburgh. Managed by the City of Edinburgh Council, it has a children’s play area, extensive grassed areas with woodland borders and small copses, and is mostly fairly flat. The Braid Burn runs across the northern part – “inch” is the old word for low-lying land near a river. In the middle of the park is Inch House, now a community centre, which dates from the 17th Century.


More information can be found here and here

Terrain: Parkland

Parking Large car park at the adjacent Cameron Toll shopping centre. Park on the north-western side nearest the park Grid Ref: NT275711, What3words:

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Further Information
Region: Scotland
Nearest Town: EDINBURGH
Postcode: EH16 5PB
Carpark: EH16 5PB
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for intermediate orienteerers
View towards Inch House from SE ; Credit: Sally Lindsay
Wooded area; Credit: Walter Clark
Maps Available From

This is not a POC (Permanent Orienteering Course) area, but the following VOCs are available as Maprun courses on a mobile phone, the control sites are “virtual” ie there are no markers or ”posts on the ground”. Other VOCs may be added in the future.

Full instructions for accessing/using the MAPrun software can be found here

There is a 2-step process

1. On MaprunF or Maprun6 click on Select Event then navigate to UK->Scotland->Edinburgh-> Inch Park and then select the Course you want (See table below). Click on Go to Start to see map on your phone

2. Download map as a PDF from the Scottish Orienteering website, link for each course in the table below. Print this off to carry with you.

Maprun course names


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Inch Park Long Orange





Pleasant easy courses through the park

Inch Park Short Orange






Inch Park Yellow





To find out more about the colour-coded course names see this A-Z Jargon buster

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