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Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick Braes Car Park

Kilpatrick

G60 5LT

United Kingdom

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What you need to know:

  • Distance: 11.5km

  • Ascent: 480m

  • Run Level: Gnarly*

  • Run Leader: Graham Kelly

  • Pace: Approx 10-12min/mile over the route with plenty stops to re-group and chat and take photos. Aiming for around 2 hours on the hill.

*All of our runs are graded: Relaxed, Progressive, Speedy and Gnarly. To make sure you're on the right run for you, see our website: https://trailfestscotland.com/run-with-us/


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 with some nightrunning expereince looking to go higher and more wild in the dark

This run is not suitable for:

  • runners who have never ran 10km on undulating trails before

  • runners who have zero or minimal nightrunning expereince (try our NIGHTRuns)

  • beginner trailrunners (try our 5km Relaxed NIGHTRuns)

  • runners looking for a fast pace etc. – we will be walking the steeps before running the flats and downhills


What to wear/bring

  • Head torches are mandatory on all NIGHTRuns - no head torch, no run. We will enforce this to ensure runner and group safety. Please don't make us make that awkward call.

  • Trailrunning shoes are mandatory - no trail shoes, no run. This is for your safety and that of the group as there may be sections which can be very muddy, slippy and steep which road shoes are not designed for.

  • Hat/buff, gloves - mandatory

  • Waterproof jacket – mandatory

  • Waterproof trousers - mandatory

  • Charged mobile phone - mandatory

  • Food & water - this is optional, but you may want to carry some run food or a water bottle/bladder

          We will hold a kit check prior to the run to ensure everyone is suitably prepared (this is for your saefty and that of the group). Sorry, but no mandatory kit = no run. Please don't make us have to make that awkward call.



          Directions/Meeting Point

          • Meet at the entrance to the Bowling Club (G60 5LX)

          • Car: park at Kilpatrick Braes Car Park, 25 Mount Pleasant Dr, Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow G60 5LT

          • Train: Glasgow Central to Kilpatrick Train Station



          Route Description

          We will gather around 18:45 ready for a prompt departure at 19:00.

          The initial route will take us past the gas works and along the tarmac road leading up onto the Kilpatrick Braes themselves. Once across the cattle grid, we will start the first steep climb where the pace will drop to a fast walk as we start to ascend.

          Reaching the tree line, there will be a short section of flat before continuing the ascent with a run / walk / run where appropriate until we reach the summit of The Slacks. A great but all too short ridge run will follow before the short descent onto the track leading to Loch Humphrey.

          Once on the track, a steady paced run will take to the path junction just before Loch Humphrey for the loop consisting of forestry road on the outward section and gorgeous single track to return to the turn off point.

          The return route will give an initial steady slight downhill gradient before a steeper section to test the legs. Finally, we will retrace the initial tarmac section back to the start point.



          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 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

          Date and Time

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          Kilpatrick

          Kilpatrick Braes Car Park

          Kilpatrick

          G60 5LT

          United Kingdom

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          Refund Policy

          Refunds up to 1 day before event

          Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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