STAG 630 - Dark Park 3 - Wed 14th Nov 2018 - Linn Park

After a horrid day the evening proved very pleasant.

My thanks to Peter for planning the courses.

It appears that someone decided that “57” was hung too high and took it out of its raised position & restaked it in the ground. This was deliberately hung high due to the fallen trees on the outer eastern edge of the vegetation change.
When collecting in the controls I repaced the veg boundary from the north where it hits the track & reassured myself the siting was correct .

Thanks for your support.
Income 91. Expenditure BOF Levy 30. STAG Map Royalty 20. Map print & postage 20. Surplus 21.

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


From Carmunnock Roundabout > Drakemire Road then right & left into Simshill Road.


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 14th Nov 18 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G44
OS Grid Ref. NS588594  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Linn Park MapTerrain description

NEW Permanent course & updated maps available 2017.

Parkland split by the White Cart Water adjacent to Linn Park Golf Course.
Glasgow’s 2nd largest park was mapped in the mid 1980s and features regularly in STAG’s programme of events.

Park History:

Originally part of Hagtonhill which belonged to the Maxwells of Pollok and sold in 1820.
Acquired by the City in 1919.
Cathcart Castle dates back to the times of Sir William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce.
Quiet woodland habitat for a variety of wildlife including Britain’s smallest bat, the pipistrelle, which hibernate in the Old Mansion House.
Over 200 species of fungi have been found within the park.
Play areas and Junior Nature Reserve.
Equestrian Centre and adjoining golf course.
Countryside Ranger Service based in park.

Location details: Simshill - Glasgow G44

Bounded by Lainshaw Drive, Drakemire Drive, Simshill Road., Old Castle Road, Courthill Avenue, Greenock Avenue, Netherlee Road, Brunton Street & Clarkston Road.

Past Events held

STAG Night October 2009 - west side assembly.
STAG Night October 2004
STAG Glasgow Parks Championships Race 2 December 2003
STAG Night November 2003
STAG Night October 2002
STAG Night October 1999
STAG Post WOC Event August 1999
STAG Coach & Run Event February 1999
STAG Training Event April 1998
STAG Evening Event 1997
STAG Introductory Event1996
STAG Evening Event 1994
STAG Evening Event 1993
STAG CATI June 1992
STAG SMILE December 1990

Details of other mapped locations

Bridge over the White Cart Water



You can view the events uploaded to RouteGadget here.