STAG/CLYDE Glasgow Spring Series No.10 -  Queen’s Park - Thursday 20th June 2013

The final event in our joint series with CLYDE enjoyed superb weather.

Unfortunately Robert Neil’s Brand New Si finger wouldn’t register with the download box. Robert’s time on the Medium Course was 30.03.

Many thanks to Gerry,Pat & Alastair for helping tidy up. 100% Si kit & Flags recovered.

My personal thanks to everyone who supported our events, Kind Regards Terry

Our 221st map was produced for this event.


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Start times:

Registration from 6.45pm. Starts from 7pm.

Entry Fees:

Seniors £4 ; Students £3 ; Juniors £2.



Posted on 20th Jun 13 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow G43
OS Grid Ref. NS578624  GoogleMap

Map of Glasgow - Queen’s Park MapTerrain description

Permanent Course repaired. Awaiting completion of Scottish Water Works before relaunching. Summer undergrowth an issue with posts 6, 11, 13, 14 & 15.

First used in 1989, this park may be small in size but it provides a variety of orienteering challenges due to shape and mixed terrain.

The permanent course consists of 18 controls and will take approximately an hour to complete.

Park History:

Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and dedicated to the memory of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Stones at highest point are thought to be remnants of military encampment which featured in the Battle of Langside in the 16th century.
112 acres in area.
Pitch & putt and tennis are available.
Play areas and boating pond.
Restored glasshouses contain a multitude of plants and some animals,
including tortoise, skink and iguana!
Elevated mound and flagpole give extensive views across Glasgow.
Site of Scottish Poetry Rose Garden.

Location details:

Bounded by Langside Avenue, Langside Road, Queen’s Drive & Pollokshaws Road. (A77).
Govanhill - Glasgow G44

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