Knockshinnoch Wildlife Reserve is a reclaimed colliery site on the outskirts of New Cumnock, managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This is a new map at 1:5000. The area is predominately a young birch wood with small open gravel areas and some undergrowth. The usual leg cover and whistle are recommended. Dogs on leads only.
Courses; Yellow (1.6km), Orange (2km), Short Green (2.5km), Green (4.2km).
The cost will be £5 per adult, £2 per junior, strictly cash on the day, exact change only. Pre entry only by filling in the Google form.
Entries close at 10.30 pm on Thursday the second of June (this is to allow enough time to print maps).
New Cumnock is on the A75 and on the Glasgow to Dumfries railway. New Cumnock is served by various buses between Ayr, Cumnock, Dalmellington and Dumfries; see Traveline Scotland.
There are no public toilets in New Cumnock. Toilets are available next to the Post Office in Kirkconnel and at Dumfries House main car park , the bus station and the Aldi supermarket in Cumnock.
The car park in the middle of New Cumnock is located at post code KA18 4AR, Grid Reference NS618136, Lat/Long 55.397384 -4.1830831, what3words finer.tribes.grape . The Reserve entrance we are using for Registration is at Grid Reference NS613130 .
Please park in the centre of New Cumnock and walk from there to Assembly/Registration. There are car parks at the railway station, behind the Post Office, at the swimming pool and between the church and the supermarket. There is a small bakery and coffee shop at the north end of the main street. The route to Registration is a 10 minute walk on the pavement from the South West corner of town (by the mini roundabout) on the B741 Dalmellington road.
Registration/Assembly/Download/First Aid will be at a single vehicle parked by the gate to the Reserve. Spare clothing, keys and so on can be left at Registration.
If you want a separate control description sheet please download and print one from the pdf linked from this page. If you are unable to print yourself let us know by email and we will do it.
The area is heavily used by the locals on foot and bicycle. Please give way to non competitors at all times.
The nearest accident and emergency hospital is at Ayr Hospital, KA6 6DX
After the event results will be displayed on the AYROC and BOF websites.