Heaton Park

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  • Course Status

  • 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.
  • 28/11/23 – new post V installed a few metres from the old site, on the path/road junction. Also, post F has been moved out of its bed of nettles to the side of the knoll mapped about 40m NE of the old site.  
  • Last checked October 2023.  Everything OK.
  • 4/7/2023 – Z has been replaced by a new post on the path junction 20m or so to the SouthEast.
  • 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 Dec 2023.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is a 350m walk from the car park, at the end of a fence a short distance West of the Hall.

    Heaton Park car park and walk to Start/Finish

    Heaton Park Start/Finish

  • 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
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks  d Toilets Cafe  zPlayground  XPicnic areas
  • As of May 2018, a new pay and display scheme for parking has been introduced.
  • Directions

  • 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 
  • Public transport options
  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA, supported by Manchester CC
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.