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

Results updated on Sat 17th January as Bonus Points for clearing all 28 controls & finishing early had not been calculated correctly.

I knew it had been a wet morning but only when I crossed over the River Clyde @ Carmyle did I appreciate the amount of moisture which had fallen from the sky!

Many thanks to Gerry for Registration / Results ; Jim, Ian, Charlie, Tricia, Trevor & Alastair who helped bring in controls this allowing me to get home by 2pm.

This must eclipse STAG’s wettest day at the 1989 British Schools @ Dechmont as I ended up wearing 6 layers - 3 of which were rain jackets!!!! (all total soaked through :( )

If you have not entered next Sunday’s event at Palacerigg yet - Christine :) - please do so before 10pm on Tuesday 13th January 2015.

Regards & Thanks


No facilities. Nearest toilets ASDA Toryglen / East Kilbride Shopping Centre


Come to Glasgow’s toughest public park be that in terms of physicality or technicality.

Full body cover will be very sensible. Gaiters may be worth considering as although most of the brackenised slope is “runnable” the odd thorn can cause a bit of damage to the lower legs.


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details of the pre-event information


Either approach from the East Kilbride/Cambuslang side or from the village of Carmunnock.
Limited EOD will be advised. Pre-entry by Monday 5th Jan strongly advised.


1 hr Score - 28 controls - 9 @ 300pts : 9 @ 400pts ; 9 @ 500pts + 1 @ 600pts.

Lose 10pts per 6 seconds over time limit.

Start times:

11.00am > 11.45am.

Entry Fees:

As advised on “O” Entries


Posted on 11th Jan 15 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G45
OS Grid Ref. NS609579 - Car Park Western end  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - 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 relaunched in 2017.

Further resurveys required due to extension of Mountain Bike Facilities.

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 make 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).

Details of other mapped locations



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