Post R replaced (and slightly repositioned to be less vulnerable); post S replaced, and post N restored to a vertical position.
Even so, the course is incomplete – posts K and Q have vanished (possibly knocked out by mowing) and post U has been snapped off (we’ve left it propped up).
Also noticed new work on a path to a Remembrance Memorial.
Replacement posts at Darcy Lever, Gorse Hall, Chesham Woods. New plaques at Crompton’s Lodges.
Posts are beginning to emerge now the balsam is dying down.
Really soggy underfoot today. Two posts replaced at Queens Park, Bolton. One re-sited at Moses Gate Crompton’s Lodges; another post replaced and one re-sited at Moses Gate Darcy Lever, but both parks have another post missing. Tours of Leverhulme Park and Moss Bank found one more post missing.
Preparing for a new course at Mirrlees Fields.
Post H replaced with a new R at Reddish Vale. Plaque T replaced with post U at Urmston Meadows.
A working party to purge missing posts put 3 posts in at Chesham Woods, 2 at Nuttall Park and 1 each at Moss Bank and Queens Park Bolton. The picture is Queens Park Bolton, post G.
The Dove Stone courses have been updated:
post P has been moved to a place away from unpleasant litter
post EE has been moved away from bracken
post BB has been moved below the fence
Picture shows a hard-earned lunch stop.
A bit miserable yesterday, but we managed to survey a number of changes around Binn Green and the rhododhendron clearances across the water.
With great reluctance, the committee have decided to give up on maintaining the courses at Bowlee Community Park.
Perhaps one of the biggest list of jobs we’ve ever tackled in a day was the installation of 8 new posts in Woodbank Park. Many of the posts have been in place for years and have suffered from rot and in a few cases vandalism.
At control S we found evidence of 4 old posts. The new post is just down the path next to the old posts.
All the posts are now in place and the permanent orienteering course is now back in top condition.
Anyone using maps bought before February need to note that 2 posts have moved slightly. 36 is now on the South East side of the pond and 93 is a little further North, on a marker stone.