STAG’s 17th Glasgow Parks Champs - Sun 30th August 2015 - Events 517, 518 & 519.

For many this has been the best GPC to date. There is no doubt the fine, warm weather helped enormously.


In 2015 the experience visited Cathkin Braes CP >>> Queen’s Park and Pollok Country Park.

I extend my sincere thanks to everyone who assisted in making the day such a success

Start Team Gerry, Marcella, Gil & Roger.
Assisted at Chasing Start by Robin, Jim & Eileen.

Registration Team Lorna, Lynn & Blair.

Computing Team Robin, Sheila & Jackie - although she wasn’t available on the day.

Planning Team Terry

Finish Team Pat, John, Mark & Jan.

Equipment Team / Control Collectors & Strippers Lizzie, Simon, Peter, Jim, Ian, Rab, Charlie, Tricia,  Marcella, Alastair, Alastair, Finlay, Ashley & Eva.

Parking Attendant John.

Race 3 Map Distributors Blair, Jim, Ron, Craig, Liz, Helena, Mirjam & Fiona.

Special thanks to Glasgow City Council Environmental Services Staff Brian Scott & Tommy McGarry, Joseph Duffy (Queen’s Park) & David Ward (Nether Pollok).

As for 2016, thoughts are already formulating.


GPC 2015 Race 1 Start Times

GPC 2015 Race 2 Start Times

GPC 2015 Race 1 Layout

GPC Social Start List

details of the pre-event information



Start times:

From 10am for Race 1 ; 12 Noon Race 2 & 2pm Race 3.

Entry Fees:


Posted on 30th Aug 15 by Terry O'Brien

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Information about the location

Area: City of Glasgow
Near: Glasgow  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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