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Map of Cathkin Braes Country Park MapCathkin Braes Country Park Map

When combined with the adjacent “Big Wood”, this area provides the most challenging orienteering available within the City.
New permanent course installed 2016 - relaunching in 2017.

There is a permanent orienteering course here.

Information about the area.

The area was first mapped in the 1970s by Mr.J.W.Baillie, Geography Teacher from Cathkin High School.
Since then it has been remapped on 3 occasions.

12 controls made up the new permanent course. With tussocky terrain, stout footwear is advised. Walking time for the course is approximately 60 minutes.
Venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Mountain Biking Event. 

New Permanent Course installed Aug 2016. Maps on sale from 1st Nov 2016 from Bellahouston, Emirates, Kelvin Hall & Tollcross Sports Centres.

Park History:

Presented to the City in 1886 by Mr.James Dick and in accordance with his wishes, the Park has been left in its natural beauty. Every part is open to the public to roam about at will.
Course spans the west end of the Braes including Big Wood.
Highest point is Queen Mary’s Seat, about 600ft. above sea level.
Watch for diving skylarks on the grassland to the west.
Extensive views across the City of Glasgow and beyond.

Location details:

Castlemilk - Glasgow G45
Bounded by Cathkin Rd. (B759), Burnside Rd., Ardencraig Rd. & Carmunnock Rd. (B766).

Map number/history

6/1988, 52/2002, 124/2007, 126/2008, 164/2009, 184/April 2011.194/Nov2011.

Used for: STAG’s 17th Glasgow Parks Champs - Sun 30th August 2015 - Events 517, 518 & 519.

Used for: STAG’s 19th GPC - Sun 3rd Dec’17 - Nos 595,596 & 597- Event Report added

Used for: STAG/CLYDE Evening 1 - Thurs 31 March 16 - Cathkin Braes Country Park - No.540.

Used for: STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 7 - Cathkin Braes CP - Thurs 4th June 2015

Used for: STAG 618 - Training 2 - Wed 22nd Aug 2018 - Cathkin Braes CP

Used for: STAGLASGOW’s 13th 3 Parks In 1 day Sunday 4th December 2011

Used for: STAG Saturday Training - 20th February 2016 - Cathkin Braes CP

Used for: STAG Score 2 Cathkin Braes CP - Sunday 11th January 2015

Used for: STAG Score 4 - Sun 13th May - Cathkin Braes CP - No.609.

Used for: STAG SoSOL Sunday 19th March 2017 Cathkin Braes CP No.565

Area: City of Glasgow, Near: Glasgow G45
GoogleMap, OS Grid ref. NS6158

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This page is a record of the maps that have been professionally printed & either produced by T.O'Brien, Stirling Surveys, Peel Land Services & Deeside Orienteering & Leisure Maps.

All maps listed below are Copyright STAG & it is illegal to photocopy for use. Maps, with or without a permanent course can be purchased from the Club for a fee that includes a royalty charge & printing costs. Discount rates are available for large quantities, to affiliated Groups & STAG Members - price on application to

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