Silver Springs

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked October 2018  … as follows … Tameside hospital is expanding its car-parking provision, and the work is affecting several areas of the Silver Springs map.
  • The Western edge of the map is affected, with continuing work all along the road / major track.
  • The open (yellow) area north of control P is now fenced off, but controls P, M, K and S are accessible from the path along the ponds.
  • Controls I and Q (near the start) are missing/damaged as a consequence of a new car park built in that area. Post I is still there (flat on the ground), but its continuing presence cannot be guaranteed.
  • There has been extensive vegetation clearing in various parts, noticeably round posts D and N, which has greatly improved visibility.
  • Orienteering map details

  • A4 Portrait, Scale 1:5000. Last updated 2012.
  • Start/Finish

  • Courses start at the edge of the wood near the SouthEast corner of the Southern lake, and finish at the SouthWest corner, by the steps from the car park. The Start is about 100m from the car park.
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    Silver Springs car park, Start and Finish

    Start post

    Finish post

      • How to get a map

      • Waterproof print£1.50
         
      • PDF file£1.50
         
      • From Park Bridge Heritage Centre. Tel. 0161 330 9613
      • 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
      • Note the car park is Pay and Display
      • The adjacent Stamford Park has a full set of facilities.

Woodland view

Grumpy Stump!

Low water levels, upper lake

 

      • Directions

      • From M60 (J23) follow A635 E past Ashton-u-Lyne. From large roundabout (buildings within) at end of bypass, follow A670 (Mossley) for 1/2 mile to traffic lights. Turn R on to Darnton Road. Park is on L after 1/2 mile after passing Tameside Hospital.
      • OS Grid Reference: SJ 955 993, Nearest Post Code: OL6 9RW
      • Course Maintenance

      • Maintained by Tameside MBC.
      • Postwatchers, please click [replace id=”inpection_link_cl”] to submit your report.

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