Chorley

Chorley

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Shaw Hill Golf Resort, Shaw Hill, Chorley, PR6 7PP

Chorley

Chorley is a wonderful historic market town in Lancashire in England. It is located 17 km south west of Blackburn, 19 km south of Preston, 13 km of the north of Wigan, and 31 km north west of Manchester. According to 2011 census, the population of Chorley was around 34,667. The economy of the city is dependent upon the cotton industry. During the Industrial Revolution, the town grew as a centre of calico printing and cotton weaving.

Education

Chorley has a number of primary schools, which are supported by church and council. Albany Academy, Parklands High School, Holy Cross Catholic High School, St. Michael's CE High School, Southlands High School and Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy are the six high schools in this town.

For higher education, children refer to go Runshaw College in Leyland. Runshaw College has developed into ROF Chorley former administration site. Another college for higher education is Lancashire College, which is a part of Lancashire County Council's Lancashire Adult Learning.

Transport

By Road:

Chorley is near to M61 – serves Chorley with junction 6 and 8, and is bisected by the A6 Roman road. With junction 27, M6 motorway serves the west of town.

Chorley Interchange is the bus station located in Chorley, started in February 2003. Lancashire County Council owned this station, and Stagecoach operates it in Chorley.

Blackburn Bus Company, Stagecoach North West and National Express are services operators provide bus services.  

Blackburn Bus Company provide services between Chorley and Blackburn. Stagecoach North West connects Bolton, Leyland, Blackburn, Manchester and Preston to Chorley by their bus services. National Express serves daily bus services from Chorley to London.

By Rail:

Chorley Railway Station is the main railway station of the town. Northern Manchester to Preston Line and TransPennine Express both used this station. Northern Manchester to Preston Line connects the Bolton, Manchester and Preston to Chorley and TransPennine Express lines run between Windermere and Manchester Airport and directly links to Scotland without changing.

In the borough, there are some other railway stations such as Adlington and Buckshaw Parkway railway station on the Manchester–Preston line, Euxton Balshaw Lane railway station on the Wigan–Preston line and Croston railway station. 

Waterways

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal connects Liverpool and Leeds cities and runs parallel to Chorley. There are some marinas along the canal: Cowling Launch – Chorley, Botany Brow, White Bear Marina –Adlington, Top Lock – Whittle and Riley Green – Hoghton, Botany Bay Boatyard.

Places of Interest:

Astley Hall, Chorley: It is situated at the foot of West Pennine Moors. Chorley owned this hall and is called as Astley hall Museum Gallery. This hall is surrounded by beautiful Astley Park, which comprises lake, historic woodland and Victorian walled garden with modern facilities.

Rivington Pike: It is a part of the West Pennine Moors, a hill summit on Winter Hill. The name of pike drives from the Old English ‘hreof’ plus ‘ing’ which means rugged or rough hill and pic, pointed eminence. In the West Pennine Moors, it is the highest point of Winter Hill.

Duxbury Woods: It is parkland and woodland area located at the foot of West Pennine Moors in Chorley in Lancashire. It is home to Duxbury Hall, Duxbury Golf Course, the River Yarrow, Duxbury Jubilee Park and the woods.

Worden Park: It is a large park area situated on the edge of Leyland. It has a peaceful and relaxed environment, larger playground with rides, large woodland, arts and crafts centre, football pitches, miniature golf and refreshments kiosk.

Winter Hill: It is situated on the Rivington Moor and height of this hill is around 456m. In the West Pennine area, it is the highest point but not tall enough to be classed as a mountain. It is a large and raised plateau of moorland.

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