Monday 4th Jan 2010 Queen’s Park

STAG Night 9

Cancelled due to amount of ice & weather forecast.

Welcome to STAG’s 2nd event of 2010 ! Time to get back into the way of things so you have a choice.
(Rescheduled as 1st event in 2010/11 Series)
The conical shape of Queen’s Park offers you the classic conundrum which way is best?
Pick from the spiral option where you cover a slightly longer distance but with less severe climbing or
the zig-zag option where the climb is more direct but then you have the benefit of downhill for the next control.

Approximate lengths are 3.6k v 3.2k. 100m climb or there abouts


details of the pre-event information



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Posted on 04th Jan 10 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G44
OS Grid Ref. NS579617  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Queen’s Park MapTerrain description

Permanent Course repaired. Awaiting completion of Scottish Water Works before relaunching. Summer undergrowth an issue with posts 6, 11, 13, 14 & 15.

First used in 1989, this park may be small in size but it provides a variety of orienteering challenges due to shape and mixed terrain.

The permanent course consists of 18 controls and will take approximately an hour to complete.

Park History:

Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and dedicated to the memory of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Stones at highest point are thought to be remnants of military encampment which featured in the Battle of Langside in the 16th century.
112 acres in area.
Pitch & putt and tennis are available.
Play areas and boating pond.
Restored glasshouses contain a multitude of plants and some animals,
including tortoise, skink and iguana!
Elevated mound and flagpole give extensive views across Glasgow.
Site of Scottish Poetry Rose Garden.

Location details:

Bounded by Langside Avenue, Langside Road, Queen’s Drive & Pollokshaws Road. (A77).
Govanhill - Glasgow G44

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