The picture shows the Masterplan for Burrs Country Park. The first bullet under General Notes is “upgrade QR codes linked to orienteering trail”. Well, fear not, folks, we’ve just done it all by ourselves without being asked.
Our experiment of using the MOBO app on phones wasn’t a triumph (QR codes no longer functional, very few users), so we’ve replaced all the controls with new plaques with our own QR code in the middle. While we were at it, a couple of controls (22,23) have been removed due to traffic on the cobbled road, and a few controls (Y, 15, 24) moved to new positions.
We have decided that MapRun is the way forward for smartphone (and smartwatch) orienteering. So, to keep things simple, our few MapTiler and HippsomApp products have been withdrawn, and we will not be trying to maintain all the MOBO controls at Burrs.
Some unexpected help with post P at Daisy Nook – Oscar had a go with every tool in the box.
Also this week – painting and firming up at Mirrlees Fields, removal of duplicate U at Chorlton, replacements for R and U at Burrs Country Park (not to mention excellent coffee and cake at the cafe), replacements for P and V plus a couple of little map corrections at Daisy Nook.
Post TI replaced. Feature picture is an interesting new sculpture near the car park. And here’s Burrs custodian John McIntosh.
A couple of days of maintenance activity his week:
Checks of Chadderton Hall Park, and Strinesdale. New S/F plaques at the S1 and S2 starts at Daisy Nook. Rotted plaque D replaced at Gorse Hall.
Missing plaque O replaced at Burrs Country Park. Rotten post Z replaced and missing plaque D put in at Hoyles Park. Missing post A replaced at Queens Park Heywood. Missing post R replaced at Moss Bank.
Photo is the bridge at Queens Park Heywood, from near post A.