Cross Country - Birchwood Forest Park


This race seems to take in all the bad bits of Birchwood Forest Park including a large pool! So beware it can be very muddy; spikes or studs are probable best for this course.

The course is a four lap route and a total of 5¼ miles (8½k), as measured by GPS. The course is on grass and wooded trails, and crosses tarmac footpaths in several places. The bunkers are quite steep-sided and it is often wet and muddy.

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Birchwood XC Course

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The race starts at:

The Ranger Centre
Birchwood Forest Park
off Moss Gate

The Forest Park is a little under 1 mile from M62 J11.

We normally make own way there.


Plenty of parking at Forest Park.


Limited showers and toilets in the rangers hut.


Refreshments afterwards are at the Noggin Inn, 687 Warrington Road, Risley, WA3 6AY. [Warrington Road is the A574, heading in the direction of Leigh.]

Directions to the Noggin:

Birchwood Forest Park in Google maps

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More information can be found on Steve Saunderswebsite.