Mapped areas

Auchengillan map

Map of Auchengillan map

Auchengillan International Outdoor Centre is owned and operated by the Greater Glasgow Scout Council who also hold the copyright. The map has a complicated mixture of open grassland, patches of fast forest, buildings and fenced enclosures. There is also a surprising amount of contour, rock and marsh detail. The area is ideal for short training courses and sprint races. It even has indoor toilets.

Near: Milngavie, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 518804

Balloch Country Park

Map of Balloch Country Park

Mapped in 2016 by GB elite orienteer Graham Gristwood.  With thanks to project funders West Dunbartonshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Leisure and Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 10 - 22nd June 2017 - Balloch Country Park

Training at Balloch, followed by CLYDE AGM - Saturday 26th November

Near: Balloch, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Balmaha map

Map of Balmaha map

The map extends from the shores of Loch Lomond to the top of Conic Hill.  Most of the area is open with reasonabley fast running but the unwary will be caught out by the wealth of rock and contour detail and the absence of line features on the higher slopes. The lower slopes have a mixture of open natural woodland and plantation. The views from the higher slopes are magnificant. There is a carpark with a visitor centre and toilets on the edge of the map in Balmaha.

Near: Balmaha, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 421909

Barshaw Park

Map of Barshaw Park

A well kept park in Paisley. Ideal for sprints races and short training sessions. There is even a cafe. Mapped by Andy P

Barshaw Park Centenary Celebration Ultrasprint event

Near: PA1 3PX, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Coille Nathais map

Map of Coille Nathais map

Classic Scottish West Coast Area. An area consisting mainly of natural woodland with some open moorland and a little cropped grazing. There is a wealth of contour detail on all scales and a fair scattering of rock detail. There are few line features making this a true test of orienteering ability in magnificent surroundings.

Clyde middle distance race - Sat 17 March - SOL 1 weekend

Near: Taynuilt, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NM 984322

Croy Hill

Map of Croy Hill

Croy hill has the Antonine wall passing through the centre of the map.

More information about the area…

Remapped in early 2014 with a hugely improved basemap the area now has the map it deserves. Lots of interesting detail and ideal for sprint and middle distance races.

Downloadable Documents

Croy Hill

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 8 - Thursday 19th May 2016 - Croy Hill

Clyde Explore an Area - Saturday 28th April

Croy Hill SoSOL - Sunday 9th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Individual Championships

Near: Croy Hill, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Dunrod Hill map

Map of Dunrod Hill map

Rising to 298m above Greenock this is a classic large area of open moorland. There is a lot of contour and rock detail with extra interest added by various bits of industrial archeology. During the Industrial Revolution the area was used to supply water to Greenock leaving a number of reservoirs both large and small, and an 8km aqueduct, the Greenock Cut, running round the foot of the hillside. Amazing views of the Clyde coast on a clear day!  The Greenock Cut visitor centre has toilets, educational displays and a small cafe.

Club coaching - Night Orienteering 30 Jan 2016 Dunrod Hill

CLYDE CompassPoint Scottish O League 3

Near: Greenock, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 247721

Erskine

Map of Erskine

Erskine ISSOM Map.

Erskine is a superbly intricate urban area. Mapped to ISSOM standard by Patrick and used for British Squad World Championships Selection races in 2010 and Nopesport Urban League Races in 2011.

Clyde Nopesport Urban League Erskine Saturday 2nd April 2011 - results

Clyde Tuesday Club night - Erskine - 24th Jan

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - Tuesday 2nd Sept

Erskine Urban Race (Scottish Orienteering Urban League race 3) Sat 1 June

Scottish Sprint Champs - 14th Feb 2015

Spring Series 5 of 8 - Thursday 22nd May - Erskine

Tuesday club night - 3rd March

Near: Erskine, scotland, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 473705

Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill

Map of Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill

This area to the South of Aberfoyle has pretty much everything. Lots of good contour and rock detail, with the occasional marsh thrown in. The vegetation is a mix of deciduous woodland and mature plantation. An area new to all but the more senior orienteers, map originally drawn by Donald Petrie in the 1980s, completely remapped by Marcus Pinker in 2012 and updated and extended to the north-west by Jon Musgrave in 2016.
The original mapped area comprises a mixture of mature deciduous and plantation forest, with the recently revised and extended map including an extensive new area of oak woodland and some technical plantation forest.  The eastern third is mainly ancient oak wood, mostly very runnable aside from some patches of bracken which will be dying back and shouldn’t affect running speeds significantly.  Some of the mature working coniferous plantation has been affected by previous gales and subsequent forestry operations to extract fallen timber.  The area is packed with interesting detail and should offer a great orienteering challenge.

Clyde Scottish Orienteering League 6 including JEC Spectator Race 3 - 2nd Oct 2016

SOL 6 - Clyde - Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill - 21st Oct 2012

Near: , GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Garelochhead map

Map of Garelochhead map

Round the end of the Gare Loch this military training area is largely open moorland with lost of contour and rock detail. The tops of the hill are gently undulating with steep drops down to the sea on either side. Heather can make the going tough in places. Permission MUST be obtained before going near this area, some bits are guarded by people with live weapons.

Near: Garelochhead, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 235928

Glasgow, West End

Map of Glasgow, West End

Covering the area of Glasgow between Charing Cross and Maryhill, this urban map currently includes the east side of Kelvingrove Park as well as residential streets of varying complexity.  The map is a work in progress, and is being extended to include Hillhead and the Glasgow University campus. Used for the Glasgow City Race in 2007 and club training events.

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 2 - Thursday 7th April 2016 - Glasgow University/West End

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 1 - 18th April 2013 - West End

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 4 - Thursday 14th May - West End, Glasgow

CLYDE Urban Series - Race 3 Glasgow West End

GUOC sprint relay races - Saturday 8th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Relay Champs

Spring Series 2 of 8 - Thursday 1st May - Glasgow West End

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 6 - 25th May 2017   - West End

Near: Glasgow, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 576666

Gleniffer Braes East

Map of Gleniffer Braes East

With thanks to Renfrewshire Council for funding.

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 6 - Thursday 28th May - Glennifer Braes East, Paisley

Near: Paisley, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Gleniffer Braes West

Map of Gleniffer Braes West

With thanks to Renfrewshire Council for funding.

CLYDE coaching/training activity Glennifer Braes West Sat 21 March 10:30am

Near: Paisley, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Houston & Crosslee Map

Map of Houston & Crosslee Map

This largely urban map was produced by local residents Donald and Andy. It is an interestingly complicated mixture of urban, open and forested terrain and the rapid changes of terrain mean you really have to keep your wits about you.  The map had its first use at the AGM and street race in 2009.

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #3 - Houston 23rd Jun 2011

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - 18th Sep 2012

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - 29th May 2012

Clyde Tuesday Club Night 21st Feb

Clyde Tuesday Club Night 29th Nov 2011

Clyde Tuesday evening sprint map run and social Tuesday 30 October

CLYDE Urban Race 2 - Houston

Saturday Morning Coaching - 1st June 2013

Spring Series 3 of 8 - Thursday 8th May - Houston

Tuesday night activity - 16 Sept

Near: Crosslee, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 415660

Houston House Woods

Map of Houston House Woods

A small area of woodland and fast open fields with many horse jumps to confuse the unwary. Used for various training events.

Near: Houston scotland, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS414670

Linwood Moss

Map of Linwood Moss

A wonderfully mixed area of housing estate, parkland, semi-wild open, and dense woodland. An excellent area for training and shorter races - you’ll have to keep your wits about you to run well here. Based around the Linwood Sports Hub, sponsored by Linwood Community Sports Hub, a Sportscotland/Renfrewshire Council initiative.

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 6 - Thursday 5th May 2016 - Linwood Moss

Clyde Monthly Coaching Sat 1 March

Saturday morning coaching - 4th October

Spring Series 4 of 8 - Thursday 15th May - Linwood

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 4 - 11th May 2017   - Linwood

Near: Linwood, Glasgow, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 435652

Mains Estate

Map of Mains Estate

Mains Estate has a wide variety of terrain from complex urban areas to runnable woodlands. It provides both intricate navigation and challenging route choices.

Mapped by Dave to ISSOM standard.

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 5 - 16th May 2013 - Mains Estate, nr Milngavie

Clyde Wednesday Mapping Evening: 15 Feb 2012

Mains Estate 2011 - Results

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 8 - 8th June 2017   - Mains Estate

Near: milngavie, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 538748

Milngavie

Map of Milngavie

Milngavie Town Centre ISSOM

An interestingly varied sprint area including parkland, complicated housing estates, woodland, bridges and underpasses, railways and supermarkets. A great test of varying pace and skills.
Mapped by Dave Robertson.

Clyde - Thursday 17th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 2nd of 8

Clyde Milngavie Sprint Race - 23rd Feb 2013

Near: Milngavie, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Mosshead

Map of Mosshead

An urban map of the Mosshead suburb of Glasgow produced by local resident Dave. The mapped area is mainly residential with some parkland and woodland. Good for route choice and fast running with enough pockets of detail to keep you thinking.

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 2 - Thursday 30th April - Mosshead, Bearsden

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #2 - Mosshead 2nd Jun 2011

Near: Bearsden, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS545733

Mugdock and Craigallian map

Map of Mugdock and Craigallian map

A favourite CLYDE area. A huge mixture of terrain. At the South end we have the urban environment of Milngavie town centre where the railway station and supermarket are on the map. The North has rough moorland and mixed plantation forest and the middle section has areas of managed country park, woodland and moorland. There are even 2 ruined castles and some WWII archeology around. There is a good network of paths through this varied terrain and areas of intricate details in contours, rock and vegetation. The visitor centre has toilets with piped music, two different cafes, a garden centre and shop.

Clyde - Thursday 7th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 5th of 8 and Barbeque

Clyde - Thursday 31st May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 4th of 8

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 10 - Thursday 2nd June 2016 - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 8 - Thursday 11th June - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

Clyde Scottish Night Championships - 23rd Feb 2013

Clyde Summer Barbecue and Evening Races - Thursday 13th June

Clyde Summer Evening Event and BBQ Thursday 9th June 2011

Mugdock Beginners’ Event - Saturday 21st April

Saturday Morning Coaching - 2nd March 2013

Saturday Morning Coaching - 7th September 2013

Saturday Morning Coaching - 13th April 2013

Saturday morning coaching - 25th October - Mugdock - Cancelled

Spring Series 1: Saturday 24th April 2010

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 2 - 27th April 2017 - Mugdock South

Near: Strathblane, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 546779

Paisley city centre

Map of Paisley city centre

Mapped in late 2015 by GB elite orienteer Graham Gristwood, and first used for the Paisley city race in April 2016.  Many thanks to Renfrewshire Council and the SportsScotland Community Sports Hub initiative for funding. 

Paisley urban race (and bto SOUL 3) - Sunday 3rd April

Near: Paisley, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Rouken Glen map

Map of Rouken Glen map

A large urban park in the South side of Glasgow. The Auldhouse Burn runs through the centre of the map in a significant gorge with interesting rock and contour features along its length. The parkland to the East of the gorge is well manicured and very fast running with enough detail to confuse the unwary. To the West of the gorge the park is less manicured but still fast and pleasant running. A good area of training events and sprint races.

Clyde - Thursday 28th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 8th of 8

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 6 - 23rd May 2013 - Rouken Glen Park

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - 20th March - Rouken Glen Park, Garden Centre Car Park

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - Rouken Glen Park - 7th Feb

Clyde Tuesday Club Night: Tuesday 26th June

Saturday Morning Coaching - 4th May 2013

Spring Series 2: Saturday 15th May 2010

Near: Thornliebank, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 545585

The Slacks map

Map of The Slacks map

Rising to 365m above the Clyde Estuary The Slacks is an area of open hillside overlooking the Erskine Bridge.  It offers mainly fast running, though with small sections of deeper heather, and contains interesting contour and rock detail.  Its distance from any car parking options make it unsuitable for holding events on, but it is a useful small training area.  The map is being extended to the south and west. Like many open moors it is best appreciated at night.

Clyde Thursday Terrain Run - 30th August 2012

Clyde Thursday Terrain Run: 5th April 2012 - CANCELLED

Near: Old Kilpatrick, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 464747

Whitelee windfarm

Map of Whitelee windfarm

A new orienteering map of Whitelee windfarm, commissioned by East Renfrewshire Council, who hold the copyright.  Clydeside Orienteers worked with the Whitelee rangers to produce a series of permanent courses (beginners, intermediate, advanced and 10k challenge).  Maps are available at the visitor centre.  Open moorland, wind turbines, detailed contour features and amazing views.

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 3 - 2nd May 2013 - Whitelee Wind Farm

Whitelee Windfarm permanent course races & coaching - Saturday 14th June

Near: Eaglesham, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref.

Windy Hill map

Map of Windy Hill map

Open moorland beside Muirshiel Country Park. Nice contour features and a lot of surprising rock on the top of Craig Minnan. The Country Park visitor centre has toilets with hot showers for those that want them.

Clyde Saturday coaching - 12th March - Windy Hill (Lochwinnoch)

Clyde SoSOL:  Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park - 12th Feb

Near: Lochwinnoch, GoogleMap, Streetmap (OS 50k), OS Grid ref. NS 319637

Recent Results

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 10 - 22nd June 2017 - Balloch Country Park

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 8 - 8th June 2017   - Mains Estate

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 6 - 25th May 2017   - West End

STAG/CLYDE Spring Series 4 - 11th May 2017   - Linwood

CompassPoint SOL1 2017 – Mugdock Country Park, near Milngavie

Clyde Scottish Orienteering League 6 including JEC Spectator Race 3 - 2nd Oct 2016

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 11 - Thursday 9th June 2016 - Cumbernauld Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 10 - Thursday 2nd June 2016 - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 9 - Thursday 26th May 2016 - Northside Cumbernauld

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 8 - Thursday 19th May 2016 - Croy Hill

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 7 - Thursday 12th May 2016 - Drumpellier Country Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 6 - Thursday 5th May 2016 - Linwood Moss

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 5 - Thursday 28th April 2016 - Linn Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 4 - Thursday 21st April 2016 - Garscube and Dawsholm

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 3 - Thursday 14th April 2016 - Pollok Park

CLYDE/STAG/GUOC Spring Series 2 - Thursday 7th April 2016 - Glasgow University/West End

Paisley urban race (and bto SOUL 3) - Sunday 3rd April

Clyde 40th anniversary event at Mugdock - Saturday 7th November

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 8 - Thursday 11th June - Mugdock Country Park (and BBQ)

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 6 - Thursday 28th May - Glennifer Braes East, Paisley

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 4 - Thursday 14th May - West End, Glasgow

Clyde/Stag Spring Series 3 - Thursday 7th May Dalzell CP

CLYDE/STAG Spring Series 2 - Thursday 30th April - Mosshead, Bearsden

Scottish Sprint Champs - 14th Feb 2015

Croy Hill SoSOL - Sunday 9th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Individual Championships

GUOC sprint relay races - Saturday 8th November 2014 - including Scottish Student Relay Champs

STAG evening races at Pollok Park - Tuesday 9th Sept

STAG evening races at Bellahouston - Thursday 4th Sept

STAG event at Springburn - Tuesday 26th August

STAG races at Kelvingrove - Thursday 21st August

STAG event at Drumpellier this Sunday 17th August

Whitelee Windfarm permanent course races & coaching - Saturday 14th June

Spring Series 7 of 8 - Thursday 5th June - Drumpellier

Spring Series 6 of 8 - Thursday 29th May - Mains Estate, Milngavie

Spring Series 5 of 8 - Thursday 22nd May - Erskine

Spring Series 4 of 8 - Thursday 15th May - Linwood

Spring Series 3 of 8 - Thursday 8th May - Houston

Spring Series 2 of 8 - Thursday 1st May - Glasgow West End

CLYDE CompassPoint Scottish O League 3

Spring Series 1 of 8 - Thursday 24th April - Pollok Park

Glasgow Thursday Series No 10 - Queens Park 20th June

Clyde Summer Barbecue and Evening Races - Thursday 13th June

Glasgow Thursday Series No 8 - Drumpellier 6th June

Erskine Urban Race (Scottish Orienteering Urban League race 3) Sat 1 June

Glasgow Spring Series No 7 - 30th May - Dawsholm & Garscube

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 6 - 23rd May 2013 - Rouken Glen Park

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 5 - 16th May 2013 - Mains Estate, nr Milngavie

Glasgow Spring Series No 4 - Springburn Park - 9th May

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 3 - 2nd May 2013 - Whitelee Wind Farm

Glasgow Spring Series No 2 Linn Park - 25th April

CLYDE/STAG joint Spring series - Race 1 - 18th April 2013 - West End

Clyde Scottish Night Championships - 23rd Feb 2013

Clyde Milngavie Sprint Race - 23rd Feb 2013

SOL 6 - Clyde - Fairy Knowe and Doon Hill - 21st Oct 2012

Clyde Tuesday Club Night - 18th Sep 2012

Clyde - Thursday 28th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 8th of 8

STAG - Thursday 21st June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 7th of 8

Barshaw Park Centenary Celebration Ultrasprint event

STAG - Thursday 14th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 6th of 8

Clyde - Thursday 7th June - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 5th of 8 and Barbeque

Clyde - Thursday 31st May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 4th of 8

STAG - Thursday 24th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 3rd of 8

Clyde - Thursday 17th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 2nd of 8

STAG - Thursday 10th May - Glasgow Spring Series 2012 - 1st of 8

Mugdock Beginners’ Event - Saturday 21st April

Clyde middle distance race - Sat 17 March - SOL 1 weekend

Clyde SoSOL:  Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park - 12th Feb

Barshaw Park Sprint O Races - 28th Jan

West End Urban Race - Sunday 15th January

Nopesport Urban League final standings

Scottish Score Championships 27th Nov 2011

Penrith Urban Event 26th Nov 2011

MAROC SOL 5 11th Sep 2011

Orienteering at Mugdock Outdoor Festival 6th Sep 2011

Scottish Interclub Relays 28th Aug 2011

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #3 - Houston 23rd Jun 2011

Clyde Thursday Urban Races #2 - Mosshead 2nd Jun 2011

Mains Estate 2011 - Results

Clyde Nopesport Urban League Erskine Saturday 2nd April 2011 - results

Compass Sport Cup Results

CLYDE Urban Series - Race 3 Glasgow West End

CLYDE Urban Race 2 - Houston

Spring Series 2: Saturday 15th May 2010

Spring Series 1: Saturday 24th April 2010

Results Urban O 29th November 2009