No need to go to Florida – the everglades have taken over the NorthWest corner of Wythenshawe Park. Fortunately no POC controls have been harmed in the process.
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 So, to keep things simple, our few MapTiler and HippsomApp products have been withdrawn, and we will not be trying to maintain all the MOBO controls at Burrs.
Check out the How-to Videos page. We’ve created a set of courses to go with these videos to give you a way of getting practical experience of what exactly the videos are trying to get across.
Two new posts installed, and two posts dug back in, so the park is now in great shape. Restoration after the great fire seems to be making progress.
Lots of jobs done at Burnage Rugby Club – though we found that the post fairy had been out and saved us some effort (thanks!). What was W is now TC; J has moved a few metres out of brambles.
Post Q at Wythenshawe nudged out of brambles. A very old post E nudged from behind a hedge at Sale Water Park. Post 33 at Woodbank dug in properly. Post B at Strinesdale dug in properly.
Couple of map changes at Chadderton Hall Park, also post F re-sited and post J dug in properly.
A drizzly day of maintenance jobs … post T restored at Wythenshawe (photo); post K restored at Bramhall and the new path along the West edge added to the map.
Contrasting degrees of difficulty – Wythenshawe is solid clay after a couple of inches of soil; Bramhall is very sandy all the way down.
Possibly the best smartphone orienteering app to date – MapRun. Check out the smartphones page – we have half-a-dozen of our most popular parks set up for it – Chorlton Water Park, Dove Stone, Heaton Park, Lyme Park, Sale Water Park, Wythenshawe Park.
Missing or poor-condition posts replaced today at Brabyns Park, Reddish Vale and Wythenshawe Park. The picture shows the new post P at Wythenshawe.