Clowbridge (Lancashire)

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked May 2020 – everything OK.
  • 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. Last updated September 2020.
  • NB.  This map only shows the area used by the beginner courses. There is also an A3 map of the full area, with longer and more difficult courses, which is displayed on a board (see photo below) and can be obtained from United Utilities at Lever Park.
  • 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£1.25

  • Clowbridge PDF£1.25

  • For the A3 map including Blue Course and Trail-O – from United Utilities
    Rivington Barn, Rivington, Bolton, Lancashire BL6 7SB
    01204 697738
  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Or order any map by post by downloading the Map order form


  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Park   d Toilets   Picnic Areas
  • NB: the Car park is Pay and Display
  • 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 United Utilities.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.