STAG Saturday Training - 20th February 2016 - Cathkin Braes CP

The wilds of Cathkin Braes await the unwary.


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Start times:

10am > 11am

Entry Fees:



Posted on 20th Feb 16 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G45  GoogleMap

Map of Cathkin Braes Country Park MapTerrain description

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.

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).

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