STAG 629 - Dark Park 2 - Wed 31st Oct 2018 - Hogganfield & Lethamhill GC

Our luck with the weather ran out this evening. How wet was it ? Well the back road at Provan Gas Works was almost under water so it was substantial.

Thanks to Fredrik & Marta for their support. I have no idea why the wee printer worked for the older type of SI fingers but not for any others; everything was however in the STAG Download Box.

Income 52 - Levy 22.50 - Map Royalty - 15 - Map Printing 15 = loss of 50p.

Pre-register - Send an email to if you can by 10pm on the Sunday pre-ceding the event.

Course Options - Short - 1.5k > 2.0k - For beginners . Technically easy.  Medium - 2.5k > 4.0k - Technically as difficult as the area shall allow. Long 5.0k+ & as difficult as the area shall allow. Remember it will be DARK !!!

The Map - Shall have been recently updated by Terry & printed on waterproof paper by Stirling Surveys.

Your Course - The format will be CROSS COUNTRY so you will be told the order in which you have to visit the controls.

Map Overprinting - Everyone will receive the same overprinted map with further information about Courses printed on the map. This is an attempt to minimise map wastage.

Equipment In Use - STAG use Sportident Timing Equipment & Autodownload Programme. Electronic Timing Fingers can be borrowed for each event but shall be charged at cost if lost or damaged. Mini-Orienteering Flags tend to be used & to safeguard our kit the Units are likely to be padlocked to a secure location. When checking in at each control hold the Electronic Box in your free hand, pull so that the cable goes tight & so that your SI Finger can fit into the open socket on the box. Code Numbers are shown in Large Print on the top of each Electronic Box.

Your Personal Kit - Competitors must have full body cover & remember we are entering the Winter so a light waterproof will also be useful. You shall require to have a LIGHT source be that a hand-held torch or headlight. A spare light is also advised.
Competitors take part at their own risk & are responsible for their own safety at all times.

Splits Print Out - A splits print out of your times per leg & the overall time shall be presented when you download.

Results - We aim to have results on our website by 10pm on the evening of the event but this is determined by size of entry & by the time we are packed up & grab a bite to eat.


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details of the pre-event information


M8 Exit 12 then up Cumbernauld Road with parking in the Lethamhill Golf Course Parking Area.


Course Options - Short - 1.5k > 2.0k - For beginners . Technically easy.  Medium - 2.5k > 4.0k - Technically as difficult as the area shall allow. Long 5.0k+ & as difficult as the area shall allow. Remember it will be DARK !!!

Start times:

Registration - From 6:45pm > 7pm.    Start Times - informal / do it yourself - From 7pm > 7:15pm.

Entry Fees:

Entry Fees - For Non-Members over 21 years £6 ; Under 21 £3.  For Members of Scottish, British Orienteering Clubs Seniors £5 ; Juniors £3.  For STAG Members Seniors £4 ; Juniors No Charge (STAG Members do not pay the royalty for the use of their own Club’s Maps).
We are always happy to discuss discounted entry fees for Groups but this needs to be arranged in the week before the event you intend to attend.
Family Maximum fees - £8 for these events.



Posted on 31st Oct 18 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G33
OS Grid Ref. NS637670  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Hogganfield Loch MapTerrain description

STAG’s only use of this area has been for Night Events but as the area has a magnetic appeal to Glaswegians, we are confident that the permanent course around the Loch will enhance the attractions of the Park.
Permanent course relaunched 2017.

Walking time 30 minutes.

Park History:

Acquired 1920 by Glasgow City Council.
123 acres in area.
Local Nature Reserve where Mallards, mute swans, little and great crested grebes all breed here.
Birdwatcher’s paradise during the winter including goosander, goldeneye and teal.
Pitch and putt course, open after Easter.
Play area.
Adjacent to Lethamhill Golf Course.

Location details:

Riddrie - Glasgow G33
Bounded by Gartloch Rd. (B765), Avenue End Rd. & Cumbernauld Rd. (A80).

Past STAG Events

STAG Night January 2009.
STAG Night November 2004.
STAG Night 2003.
STAG Night 2002.
STAG Night 1999.
STAG Night October 1998.

Details of other mapped locations



You can view the events uploaded to RouteGadget here.