The Route

The Route2021-08-04T22:27:03+00:00

Distance

218 km

Elevation

2,423m

Checkpoint Details

START – Kidston Park2021-06-14T12:26:34+00:00

Location: Kidston Park, Helensburgh
what3words: landlady.craftsman.undertook
Distance: 0 km

Time
Start Wave A: 12pm, Start Wave D: 3pm, Start Wave G: 6pm
Start Wave B: 1pm, Start Wave E: 4pm,
Start Wave C: 2pm, Start Wave F: 5pm,

Please ensure you arrive one hour before your start wave (no earlier) to allow sufficient time for check-in, compulsory kit checks and tracking device collection.

What to Expect
– Team check-in
– Collect tracking devices
– Runner 1 (Regular) starts
– Runner 1 (Ultra) starts
– Food and beverages available to purchase from Beachcomber Café
– Nutrition Pack provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Osteopath/physio treatment
– Toilets inside Beachcomber Cafe (30p or free with food/drink purchase)

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Route Terminus: engraved circular stone plinth marking the start of the John Muir Way
– Hill House: restored 19th century mansion with formal gardens managed by the National Trust for Scotland
– Coastal paths through Helensburgh and woodland trails through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park with many scenic viewpoints over Loch Lomond

Upcoming Terrain
– Pavements, gravel trails, grassy paths and quiet country roads
– Trail shoes recommended (if dry, road shoes will suffice)

EXCHANGE POINT 1 – Loch Lomond Shores2021-06-14T11:39:43+00:00

Location: Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
what3words: duke.dress.grinders
Distance: 15.0 km
Drive time from START: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Regular)
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Ultra)
– Food and beverage for sale inside Loch Lomond Shores until 5:30pm
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Toilets inside Loch Lomond Shores

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Balloch Castle & Country Park: 19th-century castle and surrounding park with ornamental gardens and nature trails
– Scenic woodland trails through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
– Newly built upland path over the Kilpatrick Hills

Upcoming Terrain
– Minor public roads, natural and built paths (the West Highland Way) and farm/forestry tracks
– Trail shoes recommended

EXCHANGE POINT 2 – Edenmill Farm Shop2021-06-14T12:22:17+00:00

Location: Edenmill Farm Shop, Blanefield
what3words: beads.feuds.each
Distance: 37.7 km
Drive time from EP 1: 30 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Regular)
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Ultra)
– Sunset supper: BBQ food available to purchase (pre-order only – further details will be sent out by email) for all runners between 4pm-8pm (vegetarian and vegan options available)
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Toilets inside Edenmill Farm Shop

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Countryside trails overlooking the West Highland Way
– Carbeth Loch: a small loch, popular with wild swimmers

Upcoming Terrain
– Minor public roads, natural and built paths (the West Highland Way) and quiet country lanes
– Road shoes recommended

EXCHANGE POINT 3 – Strathblane Parish Church2021-06-14T12:22:52+00:00

Location: Strathblane Parish Church, Strathblane
what3words: importing.pushy.longer
Distance: 45.7 km
Drive time from EP 2: 10 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Regular)
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Ultra)
– Comfort station/chill out space in the Kirk Rooms within Strathblane church
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable Toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Dunglass Hill: renowned rock formation formed from the remains of an ancient volcanic plug
– Thomas Muir Heritage Trail

Upcoming Terrain
– A refurbished railway path and a level canal towpath
– Road shoes recommended

MAJOR EXCHANGE POINT 4 – Merkland School2021-06-14T12:23:29+00:00

Location: Merkland School, Kirkintilloch
what3words: match.curtail.cookie
Distance: 59.7 km
Drive time from EP 3: 25 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 4 meets Runner 5 (Regular)
– Runner 4 meets Runner 1 (Ultra)
– Vehicle changeover for Regular teams
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Osteopath/physio treatment
– Portable Toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Where the trail meets the canal
– Merkland Nature Reserve: a mosaic of woodland, wetland and grassland with open water and burns
– Antonine Wall: a turf fortification built by the Romans in AD 142
– Bar Hill: the highest fort on the Antonine Wall, containing the foundations of the headquarters and bathhouse

Upcoming Terrain
– Predominantly a level canal towpath, with some off-road forest trails
– Road shoes recommended (trail shoes if wet)

EXCHANGE POINT 5 – Banknock Community Hall2021-06-14T11:38:56+00:00

Location: Banknock Community Hall, Banknock
what3words: slacker.reserves.baths
Distance: 75.2 km
Drive time from EP 4: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 5 meets Runner 6 (Regular)
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Ultra)
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Bonnyfield Nature Park: local nature reserve with mixed woodland, ponds and a wide range of wildlife
– Rough Castle: historic area with walking trails around the outlines and earthworks of an ancient Roman fort
– The Falkirk Wheel: a unique rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal

Upcoming Terrain
– Grass footpaths and canal towpaths
– Trail shoes recommended (if dry, road shoes will suffice)

EXCHANGE POINT 6 – Redding Industrial Estate2021-06-14T11:44:43+00:00

Location: Redding Industrial Estate, Falkirk
what3words: stays.early.stuff
Distance: 93.6 km
Drive time from EP 5: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 6 meets Runner 7 (Regular)
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Ultra)
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable Toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– The Falkirk Wheel: a unique rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal
– River Avon Heritage Trail
– Callendar House: a 19th-century chateau and medieval tower set in a landscaped parkland
– Avon Aqueduct: Scotland’s largest aqueduct carries the Union Canal over the River Avon
– Linlithgow Town Centre: the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots

Upcoming Terrain
– A mixture of canal towpath, forest trails, gravel paths and grassy footpaths along the River Avon Heritage Trail
– Trail shoes recommended

 

EXCHANGE POINT 7 – West Lothian Golf Club2021-06-14T11:45:50+00:00

Location: West Lothian Golf Club, Linlithgow
what3words: interlude.bugs.tooth
Distance: 107.7 km
Drive time from EP 6: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 7 meets Runner 8 (Regular)
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Ultra)
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Toilets inside West Lothian Golf Club

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Kinneil House: the historic home of the Dukes of Hamilton, dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries
– Bo’ness Hippodrome: Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema
– Blackness Castle: a 15th-century fortress noted for its ship-like form and rampart views over the Firth of Forth
– Hopetoun House: a stately home dating from 17th century, set in a country estate with a deer park and nature trails

Upcoming Terrain
– Quiet roads, coastal paths and forest tracks
– Road shoes recommended

MAJOR EXCHANGE POINT 8 – Port Edgar Marina2021-06-14T11:57:38+00:00

Location: Port Edgar Marina, South Queensferry
what3words: loves.unwraps.vegetable
Distance: 129.0 km
Drive time from EP 7: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– HALFWAY POINT/SUNRISE BREAKFAST PARTY!
– Runner 8 meets Runner 1 (Regular)
– Runner 4 meets Runner 1 (Ultra)
– Vehicle changeover for Regular teams

– Any teams that arrive before 2:15 am will be held until after 2:15 am (don’t worry, your tracker timing will be paused while you wait!)
– Sunrise breakfast between 4 am-8 am provided by TRIBE and MOJU.
– More food and beverages available to purchase from Coffee Waves

– Sleeping area inside marquee
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Osteopath/physio treatment
– Portable Toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Coastal trail towards Dalmeny House, Barnbugle Castle, trail shoes, Corstorphine Hill
– Barnbougle Castle: a much-altered tower house on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth dating back to the 13th century
– Dalmeny House: a Gothic revival mansion located in an estate close to Dalmeny on the Firth of Forth
– Corstorphine Hill: at 162 metres high, presents some great views of Edinburgh city and the Firth of Forth

Upcoming Terrain
– Estate tracks, quiet pavements, grassy paths and the Union Canal towpath
– Road shoes recommended (trail shoes if wet)

EXCHANGE POINT 9 – Meggetland Sports Complex2021-06-14T12:00:03+00:00

Location: Meggetland Sports Complex, Edinburgh
what3words: meal.pushes.calm
Distance: 151.5 km
Drive time from EP 8: 30 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Regular)
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Ultra)
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Central Edinburgh
– Holyrood Park: a royal park in central Edinburgh, featuring an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse

Upcoming Terrain
– Canal towpaths and city streets
– Road shoes recommended

EXCHANGE POINT 10 – Duddingston Playing Fields2021-06-14T12:02:48+00:00

Location: Duddingston Playing Fields
what3words: asks.tuck.sends
Distance: 159.0 km
Drive time from EP 9: 20 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Regular)
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Ultra)
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Fisherrow Harbour: a haven for pleasure boats, Sea Cadets and fishing craft, built in 1850
– Musselburgh Ash Lagoons: a popular roost site for gulls, shorebirds and terns

Upcoming Terrain
– Park trails, canal towpaths, cycle paths and coastal routes
– Road shoes recommended

EXCHANGE POINT 11 – Prestonpans Beach2021-06-14T12:04:03+00:00

Location: Prestonpans Beach Car Park, Prestonpans
what3words: scribble.wealth.cure
Distance: 172.7 km
Drive time from EP 10: 25 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Regular)
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Ultra)
– Sleeping area on the beach
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Cockenzie House & Gardens: a 17th-century mansion by the sea (warning: it is said to be haunted!)
– Longniddry Beach: a mixture of sand and rocks in an undisturbed setting

Upcoming Terrain
– Pavements, quiet roads and sandy paths
– Road shoes recommended

MAJOR EXCHANGE POINT 12 – Longniddry Beach2021-06-14T12:05:49+00:00

Location: Longniddry Bents 3, Longniddry
what3words: clouds.myself.reckoned
Distance: 179.7 km
Drive time from EP 11: 10 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 4 meets Runner 5 (Regular)
– Runner 4 meets Runner 1 (Ultra)
– Vehicle changeover for Regular teams
– Sleeping area on the beach
– Energy bars and recovery shakes provided by TRIBE
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Osteopathy/physio treatment
– Public toilets in car park

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Gosford House: the seat of the Earls of Wemyss and March, set in 5,000 acres of combined coast and parkland
– Saltcoats Castle: a scenic, ruinous and overgrown courtyard castle dating from the 16th-century

Upcoming Terrain
– Coastal road, pavements and grassy paths
– Road shoes recommended

EXCHANGE POINT 13 – Gullane Golf Club2021-06-14T12:09:15+00:00

Location: Gullane Golf Club, Gullane
what3words: upstarts.nuzzled.acclaim
Distance: 187.3 km
Drive time from EP 12: 10 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 5 meets Runner 6 (Regular)
– Runner 1 meets Runner 2 (Ultra)
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Public toilets in Gullane

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Archerfield House: a 17th-century mansion turned world-class spa
– Yellowcraig Beach: scenic dune and woodland site
– North Berwick Law: a 179m conical hill rising conspicuously from the surrounding landscape

Upcoming Terrain
– Woodland trails, grassy paths, quiet roads
– Trail shoes recommended (if dry, road shoes will suffice)

EXCHANGE POINT 14 – North Berwick Law2021-06-14T12:10:23+00:00

Location: North Berwick Law Car Park, North Berwick
what3words: gestures.should.rift
Distance: 199.2 km
Drive time from EP 13: 15 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 6 meets Runner 7 (Regular)
– Runner 2 meets Runner 3 (Ultra)
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– Scenic views over East Linton
– Picturesque countryside and single-track forestry trails
– Preston Mill: one of the oldest meal mills in Scotland, with a distinctive Dutch-style conical roof

Upcoming Terrain
– Woodland, grassy paths, single-track forestry trails and quiet country lanes
– Trail shoes recommended (if dry, road shoes will suffice)

EXCHANGE POINT 15 – Phantassie Farm2021-06-14T12:11:38+00:00

Location: Phantassie Farm, East Linton
what3words: lodge.economics.lucky
Distance: 210.4 km
Drive time from EP 14: 15 minutes

What to Expect
– Runner 7 meets Runner 8 (Regular)
– Runner 3 meets Runner 4 (Ultra)
– Fruit smoothies and organic health food snacks available to purchase from Phantassie Organic Produce
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Portable toilets

Upcoming Route Highlights
– John Muir Country Park: featuring several woodland and beach walks and home to a wide variety of birds, plants, butterflies and moths
– Foxlake Adventures: Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park

Upcoming Terrain
– Woodland, grassy paths and single-track forestry trails
– Trail shoes recommended (if dry, road shoes will suffice)

FINISH – Hedderwick Hill Stables2021-06-14T12:19:09+00:00

Location: Hedderwick Hill Stables, Dunbar
what3words: diver.replays.unlisted
Distance: 218.1 km
Drive time from EP 15: 10 minutes

What to Expect
– ALL RUNNERS FINISH!
– Finish party, BBQ and beers all included!
– Water station (bring your own bottle)
– Medical services
– Osteopath/physio treatment
– Portable Toilets

Did you know? Dunbar is fondly known as ‘Sunny Dunny’, because it enjoys the most sunshine hours of any town in the UK!

Runner Leg Breakdowns

Ultra Teams2021-06-16T10:16:49+00:00

To check out the finalised distances and GPX for each leg, check out the TRIBE Relay Across Scotland: Runner Information Pack (page 14) where you can download the GPX file for each leg, click the GPX link and log in with Strava.

Please follow this link: https://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TRIBE-Relay-Across-Scotland-by-Ultra-X-2021-Information-Pack.pdf

Regular Teams2021-08-04T22:27:27+00:00

To check out the finalised distances and GPX for each leg, check out the TRIBE Relay Across Scotland: Runner Information Pack (page 13) where you can download the GPX file for each leg, click the GPX link and log in with Strava.

Please follow this link: https://ultra-x.co/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TRIBE-Relay-Across-Scotland-by-Ultra-X-2021-Information-Pack.pdf