Cathkin Braes Country Park has many different running disciplines, from road and off terrain tracks to trail, fell, and cross-country, each with its own set of rules. Cathkin Braes running trails captures all the best bits from each discipline, finding the best running terrain in the most beautiful places without being restrictive. In short, running is about getting out and having the most fun it’s possible to have at a run. The essence of running is in the excitement, location and pure joy of running a route, rather than the surface it is run upon. Freedom, fantastic running terrain and the exploration of new and beautiful places within Cathkin Braes are all key to a perfect running adventure.
Running in Cathkin Braes takes you away from everyday life, providing the freedom to discover and explore new places. The experience of following a running trail route in remote areas teaches us self-reliance, makes us fitter and stronger and encourages us to become better at finding our way. A running adventure can be as gentle or as testing as you choose to make it, and it can be different every time, but the key ingredients – an adventure somewhere amazing, with great running underfoot.
The Friends of Cathkin Braes along with local residents and feedback from user groups and schools have recognised the need for this interpretation panel as part of promoting the running trail routes while providing runners the opportunity to explore the scenic Cathkin Braes countryside and woodlands. It’s about leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind; it’s about feeling the breeze on your face, negotiating tree roots and being alert for overgrown branches. It’s about spotting wildlife (one runner actually encountered a deer on a recent run) whilst enjoying nature.
Essentially, it’s more fun running on Cathkin Braes Country Park with the aid of a new interpretation panel to promote the running trail routes available to everyone.
The new running trail interpretational panel is proposed to display a map of Cathkin Braes Country Park inclusive of:
- Running Trails
- Green Route 1.8km
- Blue Route 2.4km
- Yellow Route 3.4km
- key symbols
Help support our project by donating to the Cathkin Running Boards project.
If the amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type "running board" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field.
You can also donate to this project by TEXT. Simply TEXT BRAE48 followed by the amount you wish to donate, so for example "BRAE48 £10" to 70070
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