ORIENTEERINGLASGOW - Glasgow's Permanent Course NetworkUpdated 27th December 2023

Posted: Wed 27 Dec 2023

Throughout 2023, approaches to gain financial support to refresh and refurbish our network of permanent courses - ORIENTEERINGLASGOW* - fell on deaf ears and so we are going ahead under our own steam to create a useable resource for club training and leisure use by the general public..

The plan involves reducing the number of parks with permanent courses with markers in place but in each park installing at least 35 controls compared to less than 20 controls.

This model copies the successful model installed in over 60 schools over the past few years.

The target date for the completion of the first 6 Parks is Easter 2024.

Map availability

For those who are in membership of STAG either as a STAG/SOA/BOF Member or a Friend of STAG Member, a monthly PDF can be requested from 31st March 2024 for personal use by sending an email to info@stag-orienteering.co.uk and in return a PDF shall be supplied by email. There is no cost involved as the individual shall need to print the map at home and agree not to photocopy and pass to third parties.

A cost shall be made to Non-members but this is still to be determined.

Requests from Schools, Youth Groups & Uniformed Organisations

Such requests shall be dealt with on an individual basis and may involve bespoke learning packs being created.

As of 26th December 2023 an audit of the current courses is shown below and the only map which is on sale to the public is Pollok CP from 'Knowehead / Park Office' located west of The Burrell Collection.

Alexandra Park - 10 controls - Snapped posts 1, 5, 6 and 7.

Bellahouston Park - 18 controls - Snapped posts 1, 6, 8, 10. Post 11 removed.

Cathkin Braes Park - 18 controls - Post 5 removed.

Dawsholm Park - 10 controls - Posts 4, 9 and 10 snapped or removed.

Hogganfield Loch Park - 10 controls - Posts 3, 5, 6 , 7, 8 and 10 either snapped or removed.

King's Park - Being checked December 2023 / January 2024.

Linn Park - Posts 1, 2, 4 and 5 snapped.

Queen's Park - Being checked December 2023 / January 2024.

Ruchill Park - All posts removed.

Springburn Park Posts 1, 2, 3, 7 and 10 snapped or removed.

Tollcross Park - Posts 1, 3, 6 and 7 snapped or removed.

Victoria Park - Posts 1, 2, 3,6, 7 snapped or removed.

The courses at Kelvingrove and Glasgow Green are based on the historical nature and do not require any installation of new posts.

* ORIENTEERINGLASGOW was the title of the Sports Lottery project funded in 2002 to create a network of orienteering courses throughout the City.