Woodbank Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked May 2024. Everything OK.  NB. post 33 has been removed from the map and courses, and post N has been moved about 15 SE, out of undergrowth.
  • December 2020 – the new bridge at P is now open, and P is now a plaque on the path junction at the South end of it.
  • February 2017 – control 36 has been re-positioned on the SE side of the pond; control 93 has been re-positioned on a boulder about 30 metres North of the marsh it was in.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Landscape, Scale 1:7500. Last updated February 2022.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start/Finish is a thicket end, centrally placed at the edge of the top level open areas. It is a 600m walk from the main car park, and a similar distance from the alternative.

    Woodbank Park start/finish post


    Map detail showing the Start/Finish, the walk from the main car park (CP), and a part of the road to the other car park

  • How to get a map

  • Woodbank Park waterproof print£1.75

  • Woodbank Park PDF£1.75

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

  • K Car Parks
  • Cafe  d Toilets  z Playground can be found in Vernon Park, adjacent to the Main Car park, 150 m west of post I
  • Directions

  • From M60 (J27) follow A626 (Marple). At top of steep hill A626 turns L at traffic lights. 100m after lights turn L on to Turncroft Lane. Follow to sharp R bend. Main Car Park is here  (CP on map). Alternative car park is 500m further on by the Community Centre just before the traffic lights.
  • OS Grid Reference (Athletics track): SJ 914 904  
  • Post Code near Main Car Park:  SK1 4AR    Post Code near Alternative Car Park SK1 4JS
  • Public transport options
  • Gallery


    Woodbank Hall, central in the park


    Tree Memorial, close to control G


    Mr Rooty, children’s playground

  • Course Maintenance

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