STAG - Thursday 14th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 6th of 8

Event 6 went NW to Dawsholm Park on a bright, breezy evening with 30+ attendees.

My thanks to Gerry for handling registration on the evening.

Your support is very much appreciated.

Dawsholm Park has been “completely ” cleared of rhododendrons but does it make the area better or worse for Orienteering ? Straight line routes are now available(?) but the classic dilemma of route choice now comes into play. Are you fit enough to go straight and cope with the stingy seasonal undergrowth or do you wimp out and run the paths - of which there are umpteen.
After a wee visit to update the map I am very surprised at the number of huge trees which appear to have toppled over since August 2011.

Please make sure you wear sufficient leg protection.


Long Course  3.9k  80m climb 
Dave  25.33   
Patrick  26.27   
Thomas  29.26   
Steve  30.08   
Kenny  31.15   
Alastair  36.36   
Donald  37.47   
Gerry  44.49   
Jon  44.56   
Rachel  45.36   
Andrew  46.34   
Kate  53.02   
Mel  56.03   
Medium Course  2.6k  60m climb 
Emma  26.56   
Lindsay  30.53   
Val  54.04   
Lynn & Chris  85.14   
Short Course  1.6k  20m 
Alice  19.32   
Dougal  21.50   
Campbell  24.50   
Rory  26.45   
Michael  34.38   
Kirsten  34.41   
Caitlin  35.43   
Isla  35.49   

details of the pre-event information


Follow signs for Dawsholm Recycling Centre in Dalsholm Rd and drive to the northern end of this road adjacent to the Industrial Estate.


3 courses as usual.
Long 3.9k ; 80m climb - 18 controls.
Medium 2.6k ; 60m climb - 13 controls.
Short 1.6k ; 40m climb - 7 controls.

Start times:

Coaching input 6.45pm > 7pm. Punching starts from 7pm > 7.30pm.

Entry Fees:

Seniors £3; Students £2 & Juniors £1.




Posted on 14th Jun 12 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G22
OS Grid Ref. NS5569  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Dawsholm Park MapTerrain description

Dawsholm Park could well be described as ‘the nature lover’s park’ as there is much of interest to the nature enthusiast here. Large areas of the park have been left in a natural state.

STAG first used this park in 1999 for a Night Event and it proved to be a resounding success.

The NEW permanent orienteering course consists of 10 wooden control posts & available early 2017.

A tricky venue despite its relatively small size.

Rhododendron clearance completed.

Park History:

72 acres in area.
Significant wildlife including grey squirrels.
Area left in natural state.
Woodland predominately oak and beech.
Kelvin Walkway accessible from NE corner of park.
Play area.

Location details:

Temple - Glasgow G13
Bounded by Temple Rd., Dalsholm Rd., River Kelvin and Bearsden Rd. (A81).

Past Events held

STAG Night November 2009
STAG Event for Cambria FC December 2008.
STAG Glasgow Parks Championships Race 1 2008.
STAG Night November 2008.
STAG Glasgow Parks Championships Race 1 2005.
STAG Glasgow Parks Championships Race 3 2004 (combined with Garscube Estate).
STAG Night November 2003 (combined with Garscube Estate).
STAG Glasgow Parks Championships Races 2 & 3 2000.
STAG Night 2000.
STAG Night 1999.
STAG Evening June 1999.

Details of other mapped locations



You can view the events uploaded to RouteGadget here.