New Orienteering Trail at Spud Wood
Spud Wood is 21 years old in 2019 and to celebrate this The Friends of Spud Wood and The Woodland Trust wanted to do something to encourage more people to visit and enjoy the wood. The idea of a new permanent orienteering course was suggested and finally launched last weekend as part of the Lymm Festival. The Friends of Spud Wood hosted the free event offering a number of different courses, including a timed course and a string course for the little ones. The group were on hand to register participants and hand out maps and course sheets.
The permanent orienteering course has come about through the support of other local organisations: Lymm Round Table provided the generous funding, 3rd Lymm Scouts Group for the mapping and orienteering knowledge and Bridgewater Canal Company provided some of the materials.
It was a well attended day and helped to encourage even more people to visit the woodland, find out about the friends group and The Woodland Trust.
Neil Oxley – Site Manager, Cheshire & Merseyside