Courses at Burnage Rugby Club and Reddish Vale have been restored to completeness. (Except that control H at Reddish has disappeared in the middle of a housing development and we’ll have to decide what to do when it is finished!)
The Blackleach orienteering course is now (almost) fully restored, painted and generally gardened. One post (I) has gone missing since the last visit, so will have to be fixed another time. The main photo has been updated to show just how blue the lake can be on a lovely winter’s morning.
A new start/finish control has been put in place at the popular Brereton Heath permanent orienteering course. The local ranger was good enough to dig the hole for us.
Brereton Heath is well maintained by the Cheshire East team and even on a winter weekday is popular with the public.
The course is now 100% complete and if you want to avoid the undergrowth that can affect a few parts of the area, now is the time to visit.
Urmston Meadows and Longford Park now restored to completeness. The photo doesn’t show the elusive post Y at Longford Park.
Prince’s Park is now fully restored. A very pleasant few hours work replacing 3 posts and one plaque. The Park seemed to be very popular with local dog walkers many of whom were interested in what we were doing.
A full inspection of the Tegg’s Nose permanent orienteering course was made on a cold early November day. There was evidence of the first snowfall of the year.
At the top of Tegg’s Nose is an orientation table explaining the view across the Cheshire Plain, ideal for a short break in your orienteering course.
A full check was made of the relatively new permanent orienteering course at Lyme Park. All posts are in place and the wood were looking stunning. The photo here is looking into the beech wood of Knights Low Wood.
Lyme Park is also a good place to run, whether you are on the course or not, a good set of hills with good paths and excellent views.
Both Kersal courses are now in great shape. Kersal Moor – a bit of new mapping and some clearance of inconvenient vegetation. Kersal Dale – a new post W, a new plaque B, quite a bit of painting and vegetation clearance. Both parks have some interesting local history.
The orienteering course at Brookdale Park has been fully restored, and the Short Orange course slightly improved. The picture shows a post being repainted. Controls A,D,O and S/F are now plaques attached to RunEngland posts.
The course at Boggart Hole Clough has also been restored. Due to a bridge becoming dangerous Yellow and Light Green courses have been re-routed and control N moved across the lake; also posts V and Q have been moved to more accessible sites.
We’ve just moved Leverhulme Park controls M,E,P,W and N to better sites – either out of undergrowth, or to be more easily found.
All issues in Bolton parks have now been sorted out this summer.