Worsley Woods

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked April 2024. Everything OK.  
  • NB. Post N has been moved out of its nest of brambles – about 25m along its earthbank and at the top rather than the foot.
  • NB.  26/2/2021 … rotted post I has become a plaque on the fence end nearby.
  • Posts L, C, W, M, A may become overgrown in the summer.
  • It looks like the wooden sculptures along the paths from TC to Start2 are beginning to struggle – a couple have gone missing recently.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Portrait, Scale 1:5000. Last updated April 2022.
  • Start/Finish

  • The South Start is a 200m walk due West from the entrance by the junction of Broad Oak Rd and Greenleach Lane (SE), or a 200m walk due North from the entrance at the top of Sefton Drive (S).

    Map detail showing the South Start/Finish, and the two entrances leading to it (SE and S)

    Worsley Woods South Start/Finish plaque

  • The West entrance is at the end of Aviary Road, and leads to the area for the short White loop:

    Map detail showing St Marks School, the entrance from Aviary Road, and some of the wood used for the short White loop.

  • The North Start is about 100m SouthWest of Beesley Green:

    Map detail showing Greenleach Lane and Beesley Green, and the walk in to the North Start

    Worsley Start 2

    Worsley Woods North Start/Finish plaque

  • How to get a map

  • Worsley Woods waterproof print£1.50

  • Worsley Woods PDF£1.50

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

  • z Playground near Start 1
  • There is parking at Beesley Green off Greenleach Lane for the North entrance or on-street parking near to all the other entrances.
  • Directions

  • North entrance – from A575, just south of the A580, turn east into Greenleach Lane, Roe Green.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 747 016. Postcode: M28 2QW
  • South entrance – from A572, east of M60, turn north into Sefton Drive.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 753 007. Postcode: M28 2NQ
  • South-East entrance – from A572, east of M60, turn NW into Greenleach Lane.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 755 009.  Postcode M28 2TS
  • West entrance, St Marks School Postcode M28 2WF
  • Public transport options
  • Course Maintenance

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