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Williamson Park Virtual Orienteering Score Course

RegionNorth West
ClubSouth Ribble Orienteering Club
Nearest townLancaster
PostcodeLA1 1UX
Carpark locationSituated off Wyresdale Road, Lancaster. Small charge See https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/54.042232212396+-2.7834904674195

Available Map

Your chance to map read your way around the park and find as many as you can of the permanent post markers, shown on the map by the red control circles. Use the MaprunF app on your phone to register at each control.

Virtual Orienteering Safety Aspects

As with any countryside activity there are various hazards that you need to be aware of and you need to take action to avoid these to remain safe. These include :

Slippery paths/slopes, especially where steps (wet leaves and perhaps ice), and uneven surfaces including tree roots.

Large crags/cliffs and other rock features. (particularly Williamson Park)

Lakes and ponds – slippery margins.

Prickly vegetation.

Branches/twigs

Moving vehicles in public car parks and access roads

Members of public, dog walkers, cyclists – please avoid and be courteous to.

Corona Virus

Please remember to stay safe when undertaking any type of orienteering - and to stay within the governments guidelines on social distancing - these courses are provided as an opportunity for us to individually (or in families) enjoy a small bit of our sport again.
We hope that you enjoy the ability to use these maps, but please be mindful of your own health and others', we ask that you will:

heed the current government restrictions for example if you have a pre-existing medical condition
keep yourself safe, but also be aware and keep any members of the general public safe, so hand washing/cleaning is important and do consider this as technical training not a race - always give people you encounter 2m of space - if you need to divert or stop and wait, please do so
support the government's efforts to manage the infection.

 

 

Other Things to do in the Area

Welcome to Williamson Park - home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells and mountains.

Park attractions include the Butterfly House (formerly a tropical palm house), small animal zoo (home to our resident meerkats and marmosets) and a fully licensed cafe with free wifi.

Maps Available From

Download from this site

Maprun Smart phone App

This is a Virtual Orienteering course, where your phone uses gps to register at the start, the controls and the finish. Your phone beeps each time. Then upload your results to see your position on the leader board.

 

Download the MaprunF app not the (Maprun app) for free

http://maprunners.weebly.com/

 

Probably best to download the course to your phone when you have wifi, but can be done at the venue if you have data.

 

To use the Maprun app when in the car park, start the MaprunF app

Click 'Events near me' or click 'Select Event' and go to the UK/Lancashire folder to find the courses.

Folder

Course

Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Ribble Valley

Williamson Park

Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Ribble Valley

Beacon Fell

South Ribble, Chorley, Preston

Worden Park

 

 

 

 

 

Click the one you want. Click ‘go to Start’ when you are ready. When you get near the start your time begins once your phone beeps.

Enter your name to appear in the results.

See here for a quick guide to using MaprunF

Further Information

  • Loops and stars exercises available for groups
  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience
  • Green colour standard or above controls available for experienced orienteers