- New! You can now record your run using the MapRun App on your Smartphone. Score points and share your results too. Buy the MapRun bundle. See the Smartphones page for details.
- Last checked September 2021. Everything OK and the balsam is dying down. Hopefully all the barriers from recent concerts will disappear soon.
- New! There’s a new map, as used for the British Schools Score Champs 2019.
- H is now a plaque on a fence at the junction; M has been slightly re-positioned. N, V, FI have all been moved a few metres away from balsam. All controls have a hi-vis plaque attached.
- It would be a very good idea to get yourself the latest map!
Orienteering map details
- A4 Portrait, Scale 1:10000. Completely revised map drawn in August 2019. Last update April 2021.
- The Start/Finish is a 350m walk from the car park, at the end of a fence a short distance West of the Hall.
How to get a map
Heaton Park waterproof print£1.25
Heaton Park PDF£1.25
Heaton Park MapRun Bundle 60min Score£2.00
- Or buy any map from Get a Map
- K Car Parks d Toilets Cafe zPlayground XPicnic areas
- As of May 2018, a new pay and display scheme for parking has been introduced.
- Approach from the A665, 1 km south of the M60, via St Margaret’s Road. As this road bends left, carry on forward into the park.
- OS Grid Reference: SD 828 047 Nearest Post Code: M25 2SW
- The Lake Car Park on A6044 at the southern end of the park can also be used, though it is over 1 km from the Start/Finish
Other useful information
- Park contact: 0161 773 1085
- Manchester City Council web site for Heaton Park
- Wikipedia entry for Heaton Park
- Visit Manchester site for Heaton Park
- Maintained by GMOA, supported by Manchester CC
- Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.