STAG Spring 1 No.765.Parkhill Wood, LochwinnochThu 14 April, 2022

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Activities are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.



A very pleasant evening in a cracking 'new' area. Last Thursday I checked sites and was blown away not just by the area but by the map created by Fredrik which was so easy to read.

Fredrik may add his own comments but my thanks to F & M plus Alan, John N and John R. who helped us bring in controls. Fredrik says: thanks all for coming. There was speculation beforehand that the climb of the courses was too high, but as the name suggests, it is a hilly area! I'm also glad that the rhododendron maze on Courtshaw Hill was appreciated and found to be appropriately challenging. According to legend, there used to be 50 passages through the bushes up there.

STAG would really benefit if members were able to commit to helping bring in controls - at least once in a Spring Series- before hand. We need to broaden our base to support the main officials at each event. We shall also introduce a course closure time of 8pm from now on.

Location Info

Near: Lochwinnoch
Lat,Lng: 55.80328,-4.62082
OS Grid Ref: NS358597
Postcode: PA12

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Directions / Parking

Limited parking in Johnshill car park (just before Bridesmill Road). Overflow considerate parking in nearby streets, for example on Crawfurd's View.

Public transport: Trains from Glasgow Central to Lochwinnoch 17.37 and 18.04, then either a 2 km walk, or you can catch bus 4 at 18.00 to the top of Johnshill (Crawfurd's View). If catching the later train, you can also get off at Milliken Park and catch bus 307, again to the top of Johnshill.

Map / Terrain

Woodland and open land of varying runnability. Long trousers and studded shoes recommended.

Map surveyed and drawn by Fredrik March 2022. Scale 1:5000 5m contours.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 6:15pm > 7pm.

Course Information

Yellow and orange courses stick to the paths on the northern side of the woods, while green and light green also visits the Rhododendron maze on Courtshaw Hill. All courses come back over the viewpoint on Park Hill itself.

Yellow2.5 km (85 m climb)
Orange2.9 km (105 m climb)
Light green3.5 km (135 m climb)
Green5.0 km (230 m climb)

Entry Details

Click here for the registration form. Please register by Friday 8th April.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

Other Events part of the STAG Spring 2022 Series

Wed 27 Apr Carbarns Wood & Hall Gill

Wed 11 May Ravenswood and Cumbernauld CP.

Wed 25 May Drumpellier Country Park

Wed 8 Jun Cathkin Braes CP

Wed 22 Jun Linn Park

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Control Parkhill Wood

Control Parkhill Wood

Marta and Alan finishes at Parkhill Wood

Marta and Alan finishes at Parkhill Wood