Clowbridge (Lancashire)

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked February 2021 – everything OK, except that post 7 is missing its identifying plaque.
  • 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
  • Course Maintenance

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