Visiting Shawbridge


Train station to ground route here - shows the route in photos so you know what to look for

Clitheroe can be found in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, close to Blackburn and Burnley. The nearby village of Dunsop Bridge has officially been identified by Ordnance Survey as the exact centre of the United Kingdom. The local Tourist Information Centre can be contacted on 01200 425566 for any further information.

The town is situated off the A59 which goes to Skipton and West Yorkshire in one direction and Preston and the M6 in the other direction.

Sat nav : BB7 1LZ

If travelling direct to the ground from the M6, leave the motorway at junction 31 and initially head for Blackburn. At the top of a short dual carriageway you need to bear left at the Samlesbury Hotel towards Clitheroe, soon passing BAE Systems on your right. Continue along the A59, go straight on at the McDonalds roundabout and also go straight on at the next roundabout (following sign for Industrial Areas / Sabden) instead of going left along the A671 into town. You need to turn left off the A59 in 1.3 miles at the next sign for Clitheroe - watch for the "Information" and "telephone" symbols on the sign. Now head along and down Pendle Road, across the mini-roundabout and you'll need to find a parking space (in the surrounding streets) once you see the postbox on your left. The ground itself is a little further along on your right (opposite the Lidl store) behind what was the Bridge pub (now a hairdressers) and the turnstile is up the narrow lane to the right of the Original Factory Shop car park.

If travelling from the Skipton end of the A59, pass through Gisburn and continue along the A59 past the Stirk House Hotel on your right and then watch for the Auction Mart (A671) signs. You need to turn right off the A59 here and continue as far as the roundabout, then turn left past the hospital and on to the next roundabout near the petrol station. Turn left then follow the road round to the right, pass Tesco and then at the next (mini) roundabout turn left into Shawbridge Street. The ground itself is then on your left (opposite the Lidl store) behind what was the Bridge pub (now a hairdressers) and the turnstile is up the narrow lane to the right of the Original Factory Shop car park. You'll need to find a parking space along Shawbridge Street or in the surrounding streets.

If travelling from the M60 / M66 Manchester area, continue past Winfields on the A56 as far as the M65. Go straight on at the roundabout under the M65 and through the first set of lights. Turn left at the next set of lights to head through Simonstone and Read (watch the 30mph limit) and through a series of bends to come to another set of lights. Continue forward (but bearing right) and pass a further set of lights at the picnic area on your right. At the roundabout turn right onto the A59, go straight on at the McDonalds roundabout and also go straight on at the next roundabout (following sign for Industrial Areas / Sabden) instead of going left along the A671 into town. You need to turn left off the A59 in 1.3 miles at the next sign for Clitheroe - watch for the "Information" and "telephone" symbols on the sign. Now head along and down Pendle Road, across the mini-roundabout and you'll need to find a parking space (in the surrounding streets) once you see the postbox on your left. The ground itself is a little further along on your right (opposite the Lidl store) behind what was the Bridge pub (now a hairdressers) and the turnstile is up the narrow lane to the right of the Original Factory Shop car park.

Many visiting fans and general football followers have made reports after their visits to Shawbridge. Here are the ones that I know about, starting with the most recent:

Click here to read Sticky Palms' view from 12/08/2017

Click here to read Manchopper's view from 08/10/2016

Click here to read The Onion Bag's view from 08/10/2016 and photos here

Click here to read "We All Stand Together" view from 29/08/2016

Click here to read The FA Cup Groundhopper's view from 07/09/2013

Click here to read The Half Time Whistle's view from 16/03/2013

Click here to read The Travelling Fan's view from 03/10/2009

Click here to read "Where's the Tea Hut" view from 27/09/2009

Click here to read a groundhopper's view from 29/09/2007

Click here to read an away fan's account of his visit to Shawbridge.






If you have time why not visit the town itself?
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