Heaton Park Update

To go along with the major map revision, we went and sorted a few things out so the course is now in great shape.

Missing post H is now a plaque on the fence. Buried in vegetation posts N, FI and V have all got new homes a few metres away.

Post M was rescued from a contractors compound and for the moment is attached to the nearby fence. All posts are freshly painted and have a hi-vis plaque attached.

Photo is Peter pretending that we put post V back in nice and straight.

Joblets at Gorse Hall

Moved a couple of controls (one out of brambles, and one after repeat vandalism) and reinstated another whose support had fallen over. Discovered a small new car park very conveniently right by the Start/Finish (photo).

New map of Heaton Park

We have a brand new map of Heaton Park – in a few weeks a British Schools Championship will be using it. Spent a long afternoon sorting out how the Permanent Course posts have been affected – just a few reworded descriptions. Photo is a family of swans out on manoeuvres on the northmost lake.

New Shopping Sytem now online

You may notice that everything to do with buying maps is now different. If you find any problems, please let us know (see contact details in the page footer).

The big advantage of the new system is that if you pay electronically for PDF maps, you will instantly get a link to download them.

New Shopping System on the way

You may have noticed that the shopping cart items have disappeared from the park pages and the only way to buy a map is now from the GetaMap page.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be moving onto a new shopping system. This will enable us to cope with card-processing changes to do with Strong Customer Authentication (which is probably behind the recent update-your-details stuff you’ve had from assorted on-line banks).

It should also enable PDF purchases to be immediately downloadable.

Please bear with us, and let us know if there’s anything that doesn’t work for you.