Feature by exiledessexboy
Updated Wednesday, 10th August 2011
It's only our second visit to the town for 50 years and it's a very long drive there & back to reach the Crown Ground on Saturday, August 13th; kick-off 15.00.
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Approx. 264 miles; 4 hours 30 minutes.
Sat. Nav. BB5 5BX
Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and take the M65 towards Blackburn. Continue past Blackburn towards Accrington and leave the M65 at Junction 7.
Then take the left hand exit at the roundabout onto the A6185 towards Clitheroe (this is in the opposite direction to Accrington). At the first set of traffic lights turn right onto the A678, towards Padiham, and then at the next traffic lights, turn right onto the A680 towards Accrington.
After about half a mile along the A680 you will pass the Crown pub on your left. Take the next left into Livingstone Road and then an immediate left for the Club car park.
The car park is of a reasonable size and is free, however as you would expect it fills up pretty quickly. Otherwise street parking.