Accommodation & travel

We hold most of our 1-day workshops in a beautiful old converted stable barn behind our local pub The Bay Horse, on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.

 

Accommodation

If you are traveling from afar and looking to stay over the night, then the pub is also a B&B and is a lovely place to stay. Please check out The Bay Horse website for more information. You could also consider making weekend of it by spending the other day exploring Rivington Country Park, Lancashire’s Lake District and the West Pennine Moors.

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The old stable barn where we run our workshops

 

Finding us by car

The address is: The Bay Horse Pub, Babylon Lane, Heath Charnock, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9ER

Directions from Manchester:

  • Join the M61 from the M60 and head towards Preston.
  • Travel along M61 for around 10 minutes and exit at Junction 6 of he M61 signposted Chorley/ Horwich A6027
  • At the round about immediately off Junction 6 take the first exit, signposted Chorley A6027 (A6)
  • After about 50 yards you come to a second roundabout. Turn right here, which is the second exit, signposted Chorley A6 / Blackrod/ Blackrod Industrial Estate.
  • After half a mile you come to a set of traffic lights. Move into the right hand lane and go straight on
  • After another 1 mile you come to a second set of traffic lights. Go straight on here towards Chorley
  • After another 1 mile you pass a pub called the Cherry Tree on your left hand side. Go straight on and you enter a built up area. This is Adlington.
  • Pass the Gulf petrol station on the left, go straight over the mini roundabout and keep on the right hand side of the road, and at the next mini roundabout which is just a few yards further up, with the Post Office on the corner, turn right.
  • Go up the hill (Railway Road) and over the railway bridge. Keep on travelling up the hill for about half a mile and you come to a set of traffic lights on a crossroads. The Elephant and Castle pub is in front of you. Go straight over and up the hill (this is Babylon Lane) for about half a mile. You start to come out of the built up area and into the countryside.
  • At the end of the road you come to a junction. The bay horse pub is on your left. The car park is just before the pub.
  • Park up in the car park and walk towards the pub. You will pass a barn on your left hand side, right in front of the pub. This is where we will be. We will most likely have the door shut to keep the heat in, so just push it open!

 

Directions from Preston:

  • Take the M61 motorway towards Manchester
  • Exit at Junction 8 signposted Chorley A6
  • Keep in the right hand lane and turn right on the roundabout to Chorley, signposted Chorley A674 (A6)
  • Follow the dual carriage way right through Chorley. You will go over about eight roundabouts, and on your way pass a Texaco garage, Halfords, MacDonalds and Chorley train station, all on your left hand side.
  • After you pass the train station, you will go over another roundabout, and then you will see Morrisons in front of you. At this roundabout you take the first exit, as if you are heading into Morrisons. Before you turn into Morrisons there is a road which goes straight ahead (Brooke Street). It has two signposts on it saying “weight limit”. Take this road. The Potters Arms pub will be on your right hand side.
  • After about ½ a mile you will come to the end of this road, where there is a mini-roundabout. Chorley Cake Centre will be right in front of you. Turn right at this mini roundabout onto Cowling Brow.
  • Follow the road for around 2 miles. It will take you out of Chorley and into the countryside. As you travel along it you will come to another mini roundabout where you take the left hand exit signposted Rivington. You will go past the Spinners pub on your left hand side, and then the Black Horse pub. Continue straight on, up the winding hill. Continue on for about another mile and you will see the Bay Horse Pub on the right hand side.
  • Park up in the car park and walk towards the pub. You will pass a barn on your left hand side, right in front of the pub. This is where we will be. We will most likely have the door shut to keep the heat in, so just push it open!

 

Directions from South M6:

  • Come off motorway M6 at junction 27 onto the A5209, signposted Standish and Chorley
  • Follow signs to Chorley and Standish. Go past a Shell garage on your right. Follow this road for a mile and you will come to Standish. You will come to a set of traffic lights with an Aldi on your left and Subway on your right. Go straight on at these traffic lights.
  • Carry on this road for another mile. You will quickly come out into the countryside and the road will wind around. You will come to a bridge with traffic lights controlling single file traffic underneath the bridge. Go under this bridge. You will come to another built up are with a mini roundabout which is opposite a housing estate called Worthington Park. Go left here at the mini round-a-bout and back out into the countryside again.
  • Follow this road for 3 miles. You will come to a T-junction with traffic lights. Turn right at this junction, signposted ‘M61 south’. You will see Fredricks Ice Cream parlor immediately on your left as you turn at this junction.
  • After a few hundred yards the road forks at the next traffic lights. Take the left hand fork. You will drive through a built up area which is called Adlington. Go over the mini roundabout with the White Horse pub on your right hand side. Then over the next mini round about with the Cardwell Arms on your left.
  • After about a mile you will come to a cross roads with traffic lights. Tesco Extra is on you right. Turn left at these traffic lights. Follow this road, which is called Babylon Lane uphill for a half a mile. The Bay Horse pub is on your left at the top of this road.
  • Park up in the car park and walk towards the pub. You will pass a barn on your left hand side, right in front of the pub. This is where we will be. We will most likely have the door shut to keep the heat in, so just push it open!

 

Traveling by public transport

The Bay Horse pub is around 3 miles outside of Chorley town centre, in the countryside in a place called Heath Charnock which is close to Adlington.

You will need to catch a train on the Manchester – Preston line. If you are coming from Manchester you can leave from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, although you might need to change at Bolton depending on which train you catch.

All the trains will stop at Chorley, and some of them will stop at Adlington. Here are directions from both Chorley and Adlington train stations.

From Chorley train station

When you get off the train at Chorley, you will need to either catch a bus, or take a taxi from Chorley train station, which will cost you around £5. There isn’t a taxi rank at the station so here are some numbers you could call:

  • Cooper’s of Chorley: 01257 441006
  • A Taxi Private Hire: 01257 266666
  • Four Fours Taxis: 01257 264444
  • A to B Taxis: 01257 264000
  • Four Four Star Cars: 01257 274444

If you are catching the bus, you need to walk out of the station and you will see the bus station on the opposite side of the road. You need to catch Bus number 125 and get off the bus at the Elephant and Castle bus stop in Adlington. Click here for the bus timetable for the No. 125 bus. You will been on a cross roads outside of the Elephant and Castle pub, and the road next to the pub is Babylon Lane. Walk up Babylon lane for about 10 minutes and at the top of the hill you will come to the Bay Horse pub.

From Adlington train station

If you get off the train at Adlington, you can walk to the Bay Horse Pub – its about a 15-20 minute walk. Turn right out of the station onto Railway Road and walk up the hill. Keep on walking until you get to a cross roads with traffic lights on – the Elephant and Castle pub is on this corner. Keep on walking straight up the hill, which is now called Babylon Lane, and you will come to the Bay Horse pub at the end of the road.