The St Andrews Orienteering Club (Glasgow) have recently created a second course. For more information on them please visit at http://www.stag-orienteering.co.uk/ where you can find details of all of their Orienteering courses.

There are two courses in Linn Park. The old one, and the new one just finished.

Old Style PostThese small concrete posts started life as marker points for "The Linn Park Nature Trail". The first STAG course is marked by these, but they were renumbered.. The STAG course starts at the Golf Course Club House, down to the Pine Wood, then up to and round the Top Wood, down to the Pine Wood again, and thence to the Snuff Mill Bridge, and then to Court Knowe and back to the Golf Course Club House. The type of path is not indicated on the route map... varies from muddy to road.

When the new fence was erected, post nine became inaccessible. Please do not climb over the fence: not only is it too high, but is also poorly constructed. When the course was first set up there was no fence.

 

Old post no 14 New post no 14

 

Post 14 is interesting: there are two editions, both quite near each other. The new one seems to be  a piece of wall coping with 14 painted on it.

 

 

New post style

 

The new course uses taller wooden posts. Although the course is somewhat shorter, some of the posts are less easy to locate. On the map, we have shown a post at what we presume is the start at the Golf Course Club House.

The concept appears to be that you print the map, and go to each marker in turn. Each marker has a number on the front and a symbol on the rear. On the old concrete posts, much of the paint has peeled off, so it is not always possible to get the letter on the rear. On the new ones there are symbols.

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