Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked April 2024.   It looks like the toilets may now be open.
  • NB. Post PP has been replaced with a new one in a different position about 60m to the East – hopefully not going to be drowned in undergrowth – new description S knoll, S side. Make sure you have the latest map !
  • Apparently there is now funding for redevelopment of the central buildings to provide a cafe and toilets.
  • NB. the rides around JJ are increasingly indistinct, though the paths along them are clear enough.
  • NB. TT has been moved away from repeated vandalism – across the path to a new home between two large trees. 
  • NB. The path up to control C becomes very overgrown in Summer.
  • NB. It is feasible and safe to go between R and DD along the main road pavement.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Landscape, Scale 1:5000. Last updated 2024.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is a tree next to the East end of the car parking area.

    Map detail showing car park areas and the Start/Finish tree

    Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges Start/Finish post

  • How to get a map

  • Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges waterproof print£1.50

  • Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges PDF£1.50

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map


Woodland path Moses Gate


Moss and ferns near control point C


Swans on the large lake

  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks   d Toilets   z  Playground    X Picnic areas
  • Directions

  • From M60(J15) take M61 (Preston) and exit at J2 on to Bolton Spur. Take first exit along spur and follow A6053 through Farnworth. After 1 mile A6053 turns sharp R at traffic lights under bypass flyover towards Little Lever. Park entrance is on R 400m after R turn.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 741 068, Nearest Post Code: BL4 7QS
  • Public transport options
  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA, supported by Bolton Council.
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