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Greenbank & Clough Wood / Marshalls Arm & Hartford Campus

RegionNorth West
ClubDeeside Orienteering Club
Nearest townHartford, Northwich
PostcodeCW8 1LD
Carpark locationCW8 1LD

Available Map

Greenbank and Clough Woods and the cut-off bend in the river Weaver is known as Marshall's Arm and are part of the Mersey Forest. The woods contain remnants of an ancient forest. It is a small area with plenty of wildlife.

Car parking
You can park at the end of Greenbank Lane, Hartford. Use the postcode CW8 1LD. Refer to your downloaded orienteering map (the parking is at the end of the road south of the one labelled car park on the map (that has been built on).
The Permanent Orienteering Course
Start & Finish

At the end of the road, walk straight through the gap in the fence onto the grassed field and turn left. Follow the line of the trees and you will find the start post (red triangle on the map). This is also the finish point.

As this is a small area, there aren't any specific courses for you to follow. It is up to you to choose what you think is the best route around the 13 controls (known as a score event in orienteering). You will not cover more than 2 kilometres.

The controls are posts in the ground with red and white tops. Each numbered post is shown on the map as a red circle. When you arrive at a post, write down the letter code in the correct box on your control card. 

The course has been planned by members of Deeside Orienteering Club. We cannot keep a constant eye on the area so the Club cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries, loss or damage.
Please note that the large yellow area on the map inside the fence around the schools and college are their playing fields and are out of bounds to the general public.

What to Wear?
Normal outdoor walking clothes and footwear. It may be muddy and you may encounter undergrowth. If wet, shoes with some grip are recommended.

Other Things to do in the Area

Northwich town centre is close by as are the permanent courses at Delamere Forest and Marbury Country Park.

Maps Available From

You can purchase and download maps from this site.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience