We are 10-15 minutes’ drive from Junction 6 (Horwich/Bolton) and Junction 8 (Chorley) on the M61, or 20 minutes’ drive from Junction 27 (Standish/Wigan) or Junction 28 (Leyland) of the M6 motorway; under an hour’s journey from Manchester and Liverpool.

As we are based at the edge of the West Pennine Moors at the end of a chain of reservoirs and overlooked by one of the highest points in the county (Rivington Pike is approximately 1200ft/360m above sea level), we are often referred to as ‘Lancashire’s mini Lake District’.

The feedback we get from youth groups from as far away as London and local schools alike, is that the advantage of coming to us is shorter travel times and saving money on coaches.  Avoiding travel sickness and more easily managing group behaviour is also a winner!  For residentials, there is no need to keep a coach/minibus on site for the duration, as all of our activities are within walking distance of the Centre.  Again, saving precious money and resources.

For local schools from areas such as Wigan, Bolton and Chorley, typically children can depart from school after registration and be ON activities by 10am – and back at school at a reasonable time for pick up by parents; many staying within the timings of a normal school day.

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