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RunHIGHER | Campsie Fells | 10km | 700m vert

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Glengoyne Distillery

Glasgow

G63 9LB

United Kingdom

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The TrailFest RunHIGHER Series continues with a Monday evening hill run in the Campsie Fells to the north of Glasgow, taking in the iconic Dumgoyne followed by its bigger sister and roof of the Campies, Earl’s Seat.

Vital Statistics

  • Distance: 10km
  • Ascent: 700m
  • Pace: Approx 10-12min/mile over the route with plenty stops to re-group and chat and take photos. Aiming for around 2hr 15min running time..

This is a hill run for:

  • Runners with some trail experience wishing to try hill running.
  • Runners keen build skills ready for some longer / higher runs on Munros and Corbetts.
  • Runners wanting to gain an introduction to navigation techniques and tools or consolidate knowledge.

This run is not suitable for:

  • runners looking for a fast pace etc. – we will be walking the steeps before running the flats and downhills
  • runners who have never ran 10km on undulating trails before
  • runners who are not able to maintain the pace described above (try our Improver trailruns to build up your trail skills and fitness)
  • beginner trailrunners (try our 5km Beginner trailruns)

Directions/Travel

Car: Limited car parking availabled in the layby opposite the distillery.

There are a limited number of car share spaces available on a first come first served basis leaving from Glasgow City Centre – contact us.

Route Description

Starting at the layby opposite the Glengoyne Distillery, we will use the stile to access the open field with Dumgoyne sitting above us.

Once over the access track, we will climb steeply to reach the summit of Dumgoyne itself. The route continues steeply down the back of Dumgoyne before reaching the easier ground and track that leads to Garloch Hill.

From here, the trail undulates with short ascent / descent combinations and a small amount of bog trotting until we reach the summit of Earl’s seat. The return route follows the outward but we will bypass the climb back up Dumgoyne unless everyone feels their legs might enjoy some more vertical ascent.

What to wear/bring

  • Trailshoes – mandatory (the more aggressive/studded the sole the better). Something like Salomon Speedcross are ideal and if you have shoes such as Inov8 X-Talons / Mudclaws even better.
  • Hat/buff, gloves - mandatory
  • Waterproof jacket – mandatory
  • Waterproof trousers - mandatory
  • Charged mobile phone - mandatory
  • Food & water - runners are required to carry the appropriate amount of food and water to suit the individual. We strongly advise you carry some extra food as an emergency supply e.g. 2 or 3 bars stashed in your bag.
  • Survival bag - these are not mandatory, but we strongly advise carrying one in your running bag at all times, especially when accessing open hill.
  • Map and compass - these are not mandatory, as we will be guiding the group, but it's good practice to carry them. We're happy to offer map reading tips on the run.
  • A change of clothes and shoes (your feet WILL get wet)

We will email all attendees a few days before the run to suggest any specific kit to suit the weather forecast.

We will hold a kit check prior to the run to ensure everyone is suitably prepared. Sorry, but no mandatory kit = no run. Please don't make us have to make that awkward call.

This run will be lead by a qualified Mountain Leader.

The Important Small Print

The terms and conditions below are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone participating in this TrailFest run.

  • The format of this TrailFest run is based on a led, group run with regular stopping to re-group, take in the view and be social. Note; this is intended as a run, not a hike.
  • TrailFest reserve the right to refuse your participation on this run should it be deemed by TrailFest that you are not fit and/or healthy enough to complete the full route with the group as outlined above, or if you do not have the mandatory kit required for this run.
  • All of our runs are for adult runners only: no under 18s and no dogs.

If you've any queries, please see our FAQs page on the website: www.trailfestscotland.com, or drop us a line: rundirty@trailfestscotland.com

Looking forward to running with you!

Team TrailFest

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Glengoyne Distillery

Glasgow

G63 9LB

United Kingdom

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