Philips Park, Prestwich

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked March 2024.  Everything OK. 
  • NB. 9/9/2022 – LL has been moved out of the MTB downhill track area, so you should be able to get between LL and TT without being at risk.  Get yourself the latest map!! 
  • NB. 15/9/2022 – the path from post A down to QI has collapsed at the start and washed away, plus the foot bridge has gone.
  • NB. 13/6/2022 – new post L installed next to the metal fingerpost.
  • NB. 26/2/2021 – control B has been moved some distance, away from a dangerous stretch of MTB track, and is now on the fence at the viewpoint.
  • NB. somehow we have two control C’s – both fence ends, on opposite sides of the track, with identical symbols.
  • NB. Y has had a tree fall around it, and getting at T is probably best done from the South.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 landscape, Scale 1:8000. Last updated August 2022.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is a 350m walk from the main car park, so will add 700m to the distances covered.

    Map detail showing the car park (you come in from the top right) and the Start/Finish

    Philips Bu Start

    Philips Park Prestwich Start/Finish

  • How to get a map

  • Philips Park, Prestwich waterproof print£1.25

  • Philips Park, Prestwich PDF£1.25

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Park   z  Playground   X Picnic Areas
  • Directions

  • From junction 17 of the M60, follow the A56 north for a third of a mile. Turn left onto the A665 (Higher Lane) and after a further half mile turn left into Park Road. Continue along Park Road for just under a mile to the park entrance. Enter through the gate and along the drive, passing over the motorway to the car park.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 797 042.  Postcode:  M45 7QJ.
  • Public transport options


Winter mosses..


High point


Viaduct from the bike trails

  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA, supported by Bury Council.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.