STAG Dark Park 4 Queen’s Park Thurs 26 February 2015

After the squally showers of the day a very pleasant evening ensued. Some what surprisingly QP was very wet underfoot &, to my costs, I took a slide on my way to “34” second time round & the women in the garage just laughed at how manky my tracksuit was. Thanks to Gerry for doing the admin & Jim for helping bring in controls.

The original notion for the “Long” was for competitors to fit in the 6 permanent posts being used as they tackled the standard Start > 30s > 60 > 40 > 60 > Finish.
However the feedback received appeared to suggest that the extra loop wasn’t too boring.

Thanks for your support over the 2 x 4 event Series.

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details of the pre-event information

Directions:

Turn East off Pollokshaws Road or West off Victoria Rd

Courses:

Long , Medium & Short options.

Start times:

6.30pm

Entry Fees:

Seniors - Non Members £5 : CLUB/SOA/BOF Members £4 : STAG/SOA/BOF £3.
Students - £3.

Contacts:

Terry@tobrien1.wanadoo.co.uk

Posted on 26th Feb 15 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 Queen’s Park MapTerrain description

Permanent course maps currently not available.

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.

Course checked April 2011. All controls there & now clear of vegetation.

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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