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.
I’ve just completed checking Heaton Park. All the posts are present and correct but you’ll have a job getting to control Z until the wee festival that’s going on finishes at the end of June because it’s behind the crowd control fencing.
On the other hand the Park is as pretty as a picture just now.
Dog owners advised to keep an eye on their pets as a new species of giant owl is seen in Etherow Lodge Park.