Clowbridge (Lancashire)

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked February 2024.  Everything present and sporting brand new plaques.
  • NB: The area around post 15 is very tussocky and the mapped fences there are barbed wire, so the only comfortable way to access it is via the gate in the wall South of it.
  • NB: the products now include a 1:10000 map with Yellow and Red courses, and a 1:15000 map with Green and Blue courses.
  • NB:  The small footpath shown from 2 to 3 sometimes is more of a sheep trod than a significant path, but you can easily get between the two controls.
  • NB:  Around the lake, there are several posts with orienteering symbols on, which look like remnants of a disused Trail-O course, and should not be confused with the real ones.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Landscape, Scale 1:10000 (beginner courses) and 1:15000 (harder courses). Last updated September 2020.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is at a track junction 100m up the road climbing South from the car park under the reservoir.

    Map detail showing main road, way in, car park and Start/Finish


    The Start/Finish at the noticeboard adjacent to the sailing club


    Clowbridge on a misty day


    Trees in the mist near control 14


    Bridge near control 2

  • How to get a map

  • Clowbridge waterproof print£2.00

  • Clowbridge PDF£2.00

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

  • K Car Park   X Picnic Area
  • NB: the Car park is Pay and Display … but has been closed for a while now so you’ll have to park on the main road or side streets opposite until restrictions are lifted.
  • Directions

  • From the M66 follow A682 North towards Rawtenstall and Burnley. Go through Rawtenstall and Crawshawbooth. Continue on A682 approx 2 miles towards Burnley. Car park entrance on right hand side.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 824 281    Nearest Postcode:  BB11 5PF
  • Public transport options
  • Course Maintenance

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