Kames contours

Kames contours

Kames,Muirkirk,East Ayrshire

Event on Sun 21st Aug 2016

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21st Aug 16



Nearest town: Muirkirk

Event Details


Directions and car parking : From A70 east (Douglas) travel into Muirkirk go through traffic lights and after 150 yards turn left at O sign onto Furnace Road .From A70 west (Cumnock) travel into Muirkirk and turn right  at O sign onto Furnace Road. Car parking on road and industrial estate after 400 yards (marshalled)

Timing : Registration 10am to 12pm

              Start times 10.30am to 12.30pm

Punching starts.  Start times are not pre-allocated Courses close 14.30

Facilities: Information, Registration  Download  First Aid as well as toilets will be in the clubhouse of Muirkirk Caravan Park. No spikes or muddy shoes in the main hall. Tea,coffee, soup/bread and cakes will be on sale. Please support this facility. Pre-existing medical conditions/allergies please advise at registration.

Entry: Entry on the day,subject to map availability

Fees: Adult    Member £8. Public £10  

          Junior/Student £5

Courses: White :1.7k  40m climb

                Yellow: 2.2k  60mclimb (a short section will be taped where path is indistinct )

                Orange 2.5k  50m climb

                Light Green 3.2k  75m climb

                Short Green  3.6k  95m climb

                Green 4.5k  115m climb

                Blue 6.9k  165m climb

                Brown 9.0k  195m climb

The start is a maximum of 450 metres from the carparking

There will be a string course. Buggy friendly.At walkers car park near to start (400m along pavement from parking)

Clothing: You may be required to wear cagoules in adverse weather.

Dogs: On lead. Sheep grazing area

Officials: Planner Bob Cherry

               Controller Blair Young

               Organisers:Tricia/Charlie Woodward

The area: Open moorland with fairly extensive areas of former mine workings with intricate contour detail.These areas are very runnable. Use of the area is by kind permission of Dumfries Estate  with consent from SNH as the area is part of a Special Protection Area (Hen Harriers)

Safety notes:There are many pits ,some deep,  on the area but no controls have been placed in any pits so there  is no reason for  any competitor to enter them.Old mine shafts are fenced off.There are a number of ponds with small cliffs so care required around these. The longer courses have been planned to  use bridges and avoid crossing the main river which could be difficult in wet conditions.The area is open and exposed so dress accordingly if weather is poor. Dog walkers are common so please be considerate. If disoriented ,head north to track.

The map: 1:10,000  Survey and cartography by Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps September 2015