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Lever Park

RegionNorth West
ClubSouth East Lancs. Orienteering Club
Nearest townRivington, Horwich
PostcodeBL6 7SB
Carpark locationOff Rivngton Lane, near Great House Barn

Lever Park POC is supported by United Utilities and as of 2006 is mapped with 20 controls, numbered 1 to 20, with suggested colour-coded courses White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green. 

Course check notes as at November 2020:

The area around the start and finish has been re-developed with a Go Ape reception; no specific S/F marker was found.

The posts for controls (1), (3) and (8) were not found. 

The posts are mostly quite tall and in good condition with most painted in white and red at the top. Exceptions are: (4) which is a short post; (10) which has a temporary code attached; (20) where the top half of the broken post has been fastened to the fence corner opposite the described wall end. 

Note that the post for control (14) is approximately 20m to the NW of where mapped towards the edge of the circle.

Post (16) is on the East side of the road

Note that while control (19) is described as a gate, only the metal gate posts are still standing and the fence in which they stood has been removed.

Other Things to do in the Area

A very popular area for walkers, runners, mountain-bikers, horse-riders

Extensive terraced gardens higher up the hillside than the permanent course and Rivington Pike higher still!

Go Ape on site 

Maps Available From

Great House Barn Information Centre, (in cottages adjacent to the barn). Tel; 01204 691549.

Note that as of November 2020, the Information Centre is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Further Information

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