Sale Water Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked April 2024.  Everything OK. 
  • May 2024 – control C moved out of nettles across the stream to become a plaque on a gatepost.
  • Aug 10 2021 – control J has been moved a few metres to the junction with the main path, to avoid being overgrown;  a new control S has been installed in a completely new position to avoid brambles and balsam; a new control T has been installed in a completely new position as it had become impossible to get to.   The old posts S and T have been removed. Maps printed after 10 Aug will show the new positions, so make sure you get one!!
  • Feb 2020 – Controls K L X have been moved away from brambles (approx 30m in various directions) so they should be find-able all year round.  The old posts have now been removed – but maps printed from the 25th Feb 2020 onwards will show the new positions.
  • New! You can now record your run using the MapRun App on your Smartphone. Score points and share your results too. Buy the MapRun bundle.  See the Smartphones page for details.
  • The area on the South West of the motorway footbridge can get quite muddy after rain but the paths on the lake side are generally drier.  Some of the posts are hard to find because of the dense vegetation, and some small paths are also overgrown
  • NB.  Post C has been moved to just inside the field to make it more accessible.
  • Orienteering map details

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

  • The Watersports Start is on the SouthEast side of the Watersports building.

    Map detail showing Watersports Centre, car park, motorway, footbridge and Start/Finish

    The WaterSports Start/Finish is the small plaque at head height just left of the blue doors

  • The Visitor Centre Start is at the NorthEast side of the Visitor Centre  building.

    Map detail showing Visitor Centre, car park and Start/Finish

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    The Visitor Centre Start/Finish post

  • How to get a map

  • Sale Water Park waterproof print£1.00

  • Sale Water Park PDF£1.00

  • Sale Water Park MapRun Bundle 45min Score£2.00

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
Sale Water Park Cafe

Tree Tops cafe at Sale Water Park

  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks   d Toilets   Cafe X Picnic areas
  • Tree Tops Cafe open 8.30 – 4pm every day at the Visitor Centre. Toilets available during cafe opening times.
  • Directions

  • On E side of M60(J6). Follow ‘Trafford Water Sports Centre’ signs from roundabout. Pass the metro station. The Visitor Centre (now closed but has toilets and cafe) is on the right. Or continue to the Trafford Water Sports Centre.
  • OS Grid Reference:  SJ 806 926    Postcode:   M33 2LX
  • Public transport options
  • Course Maintenance

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