STAG/CLYDE Evening 1 - Thurs 31 March 16 - Cathkin Braes Country Park - No.540.

What a brilliant turn out on a superb evening. My thanks to Gerry, Blair, Eva, Peter, Jim, John & Alastair for helping clear the area; to Ceri for her most welcome cuppa & to yourselves for coming along.

Sorry for slight delay but the SI system had to be reset. The default runs from 8am for 12 hours so when competitors finish after 8pm they do not appear on results. Having reset default to 9am everyone is accounted for.


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Easiest approach is from Carmunnock village.


Long 6.2k; 190m ; Medium 3.4k; 80m & Short 1.4k ; 40m.

Start times:

If I’m organised from 6.15pm but normally 6.30pm > 7pm . Clocks will have sprung forward but it shall still be getting dark around 8pm.

Entry Fees:

£5, £4 & £3 for Senior, Student, Junior.

Family Fee £4.



Posted on 31st Mar 16 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G45
OS Grid Ref. NS609579  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).

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