A great circuit will be there sometime this week
Appreciating it even more now when so much else is not available.
I used to do a run for which you really need the O-map, involving all the summits (circle contours and brown dots) on the tracks, and all the really steep hills not necessarily involving a summit. There used to be more of them accessible before the sand tracks were closed. The route started from the YMCA in order to get warmed up before the first hill, then entering at the Camel Lake car park and zig-zagging past the W side of Camel Lake - first steep bit there - and up to the S summit via the Possum Walk. It included both steep climbs on the N and W sides of the pines, around the hills on the Balga walk, then up the Zamia trail, including up to the lookout and back, then down the Tuart Walk and back up to the Reabold car park on the Camel lake Trail*. Then finishing down the Scenic Walk and back to the YMCA.
Around 9-10km, last done around 2014 training for the nationals. Would hardly see a soul except near the car parks, which was why I stopped, as I was worried about being alone out there at my advanced age :p.
* In years gone by there was a track from the Tuart car park with a very steep section up to the Scenic Walk, so I used to go that way, then up the Walk to the Reabold car park and back down the Camel Lake Trail.
for which you really need the O-map
Don't be silly; there's no orienteering allowed at Bold Park and there never was. Orienteers are a menace to the environment.
The way it was the other night I don't think it would have mattered what tracks you took. It was busy everywhere and barely a free space in any carparks. All the carparks along Perry Lakes Drive were full, we only got a park when someone pulled out. The carpark at the summit was full and we could see lots of cars parked along Rochdale Rd. I've never seen it so busy before and I've run there a fair bit over the years!
Yes I have been going to Reabold for nearly 40 years. I thought that people didn't know it existed!
It's amazing how many people have discovered the outdoors now that they've been told to stay indoors. Can you imagine if the government told everyone to get out because exercise is good for you? Then we'd never see them. Oh wait...
Mind you when I was at Perry Lakes last Wednesday there were very few people there. Maybe being school holidays helps.
And Easter. Probably lots of people out trying to make up for their lack of a holiday away.
The woman at Bunnings said there were more people in today than on the public holiday (I assume she meant yesterday). Though my mum said on Sunday that the Bunnings in Midland was insanely busy whereas I went to Maddington today and it was about the usual level of busy to any other time I've been there (i.e. not hugely). The one way arrows in some aisles were being largely ignored even though you only had to step to the other side of the aisle to go the other way.