Reddish Vale

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked May 2024.  Everything OK. 
  • December 8th 2023 – post T removed from its brambles and the map and courses; post J replaced with a plaque on the gate post; post HL moved a few metres out of its covering tree; post V removed from its brambles and replaced with a plaque on a nearby wooden post.  Makes sure you get the latest map !!
  • NB. (March 2022) a large tree has almost landed on post J, and post U has moved a few metres across the path. Undergrowth has been growing fast.
  • NB. (March 2022)  the footpath under the viaduct going NorthWest from VT is now the edge of a large boulder field, matched by one on the other side of the river, which they are busy installing to save the viaduct stanchions being eroded (see News item).
  • NB. (22/2/2021) – posts Q and M dropped from the map, and post L replaced by a plaque on the gatepost, all due to continued extreme undergrowth.  If you have an old map, note that Post M was rotten and has been removed from the ground as well as the map.
  • NB.  some ruined fences are now no more than lines of posts.
  • NB. (18/5/2020) post E has been moved 20m to a new position at the top of the steps, out of the brambles.
  • In summer, the undergrowth can cause problems, with post LT disappearing into the vegetation, and access to F being hampered by the vegetation. Controls T, HL, TT, VN and to a lesser extent S and C may also be overgrown later in the Summer.
  • Orienteering map details

  • Full orienteering map:  A4 Landscape, Scale 1:5000. Last updated December 2023.
  • Starter map (black and white):  A4 Portrait, Scale 1:2500. Last updated 2010. Obtainable on request.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is a path end, at the North end of the car park.

    Map detail showing the car park, visitor centre and Start/Finish

    Reddish Start

    Reddish Vale Start/Finish plaque

  • How to get a map

  • Reddish Vale waterproof print£2.00

  • Reddish Vale PDF£2.00

  • Reddish Vale starter waterproof print£0.50

  • Reddish Vale starter PDF£0.50

  • Reddish Vale MapRun Bundle 45min Score£2.00

  • From the cafe, when it is open – Sat 12-4, other days 10-4.
  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Park   d Toilets   Cafe X Picnic tables
  • Directions

  • From M60(J27) follow A626 N (Manchester) to roundabout at top of hill. Follow B6167 (Halfords on L) for 1 mile to traffic lights. Turn R on to Reddish Vale Road (200m S of Reddish South Station). Follow for 1/2 mile to park (road becomes very narrow).
  • OS Grid Reference: SJ 904 934   Nearest Post Code:  SK5 7HE
  • Public transport options
  • Gallery


    Autumn colours at Reddish Vale orienteering course

  • Course Maintenance

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