Moses Gate Darcy Lever

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked July 2020. All controls are in place, though be careful as giant hogweed is encroaching near some of the controls.
  • Also note that the car park near the Northern start is no longer usable, so access is actually easiest from the car park for Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges!
  • The area is generally in very good condition but beware the central track near control C is still boggy.
  • Controls B, K, M, W, X, CC may become overgrown in Summer.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Portrait, Scale 1:5000. Last updated March 2020.
  • Start/Finish

  • The North Start/Finish is a track junction just off the South-East corner of the main car park (the red marker above).

    Map detail showing North Start/Finish and main car park

    The North Start/Finish post


  • The South Start/Finish is a path junction 500m walk along Fogg Lane from the main road, and a further 300m from the Northmost end of the Crompton’s Lodges car parking areas (the orange marker) – which will effectively add 1.6km to the course lengths.

    Map detail showing Crompton’s Lodges car parking and 800m walk to the South Start/Finish

    The South Start/Finish and Control T

  • How to get a map

  • Moses Gate Darcy Lever waterproof print£1.75

  • Moses Gate Darcy Lever PDF£1.75

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Or order any map by post by downloading the Map order form
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks

Dragonfly bench


The lifecycle of a frog


A hearty welcome from I

  • Directions

  • Main car park – 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, at traffic lights where A6053 turns sharp R under flyover towards Little Lever, go straight on then first right under flyover, following Darcy Lever signs. After crossing River Croal, car park is 250m on the right, just before a left bend.  NB. As of summer 2018 this car park appears to be permanently closed
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 735 077, Post Code: BL3 1SD
  • South car park – signed from A6053 East of A666 flyover. This is Crompton’s Lodges Permanent Orienteering Course car park – but go to the Northmost end.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 742 069, Post Code: BL4 7QN.
  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by Bolton Council.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.