(3/3) Towneley Park - Autumn Series, Oct 13 2018

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Date of event: Sat 13th Oct 18
Type of event: Regional (C)
Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs

Event 3 of 3 of our Autumn Series.

The competition area is a combination of intricate paths, mature woodland, thickets, open areas and maturing plantations.  Summer undergrowth is dieing back.  Good running throughout, with some tricky contoured areas. 

There are two cafes in the park:  Smaller (tea/coffee/snacks) at Registration, open all day and the larger cafe at the Hall (beverages/meals/etc), open from 12 noon till 5:00PM, 500m from Registration.  Toilets at both locations.  There is an all day parking charge of £1.50, payable at the meter.

Information on Towneley Hall and Park can be found here.  Also on Wikipedia.  


events location

Location & Directions

Enter Towneley Park via the main gate off Todmorden Road. (Set your Satnav to BB11 3ER for the park entrance, or BB11 3RQ for Towneley Hall.) Proceed along the park road and then after 1km bear left at the road fork (signed from here). Follow the road around to the main Riverside car park. Fee £1.50 all day (8AM till 10PM) in the meter.
Registration will be in the car park.
The Towneley Park Run takes place before our event, so to avoid parking difficulties, registration and starts will he 30 minutes later than our usual times. See below.

Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD857314
Postcode: BB11 3RQ
Latitude: 53.77832
Longitude: -2.21745
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Course information

Registration:  Bring you personal dibber to Registration to speed up the registration process!
Course Offer:
Courses Length Climb Notes
Blue 6.7 km 150m TD5 = Very hard
Green 5.1 km 85m TD5 = Very hard
Light Green 3.9 km 100m TD4 = Hard
Orange 3.3 km 60m TD3 = Moderate
Yellow 2.0 km 15m TD2 = Easy
White 1.5 km 10m TD1 = Very easy

There are three golf courses within the park - they are all marked as out of bounds.   Do not run on the greens or fairways.  Use only the perimeter.

Competitors must take care crossing the park roads.  Traffic is relatively slow but frequent.  Caution must be exercised.
Runners must heed the road marshal's instructions.



Registration: From 10:30 to 12:00
Starts: From 11:00 to 12:30.
Courses Close: At 2:30PM.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day (EOD) only.
Entry fees: Adults (M/W21+) £7.00, Juniors (M/W20-) £3.00,
Dibber hire £1.00, but £40.00 if lost!


Planner: Andy Ellis PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Controller: Judith Wood PFO
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

No dogs on courses.
Dogs may be walked under control after the event.  Please observe usual doggy etiquette.


Toilet and Tea/Coffee Kiosk at parking/registration.  Also sit-down cafe at Towneley Hall, 500m walk.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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About the area/map

Townley Park, Burnley

Towneley Park near the centre of Burnley is large and varied, with Towneley House and visitor centre as the centrepiece.  The area is crossed by formal paths in the open areas and informal paths through rough scrub, rhododendrons and semi-mature plantations that surround the playing fields and two golf courses.  There are a lot of water features, streams, ditches, ponds, marshes and the main river.  Don't be surprised if you encounter a deep ravine, a tunnel, a memorial or a route choice through a building.  Winning times are usually fast.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith