(3/4) Towneley Park - CANCELLED, Mar 10 2018

Date of event: Sat 10th Mar 18
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs


Important note:  This is an afternoon event with first starts at 13:00.  The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 3 of 4 of our Spring Series.

The competition area is a combination of intricate paths, rhododendron thickets, open areas and maturing plantations.  Undergrowth is at a minimum.  Fast but tricky. 

There are two cafes in the park:  Smaller (tea/coffee/snacks) at Registration and the Hall and larger cafe (beverages/meals/etc) are open from 12 noon till 5:00PM, 500m from Registration.  Toilets at both locations.

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


events location


Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD857314
Postcode: BB11 3RQ
Latitude: 53.77832
Longitude: -2.21745
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)


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.

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.

Read more about the Townley Park, Burnley area and map


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Posted by Steve Wilson