Tweet from Chorley FC this morning -
For those coming by car, the Adlington Carnival parade is between 12-2 pm & the A6 is CLOSED at & either side of these times.
Some travel and parking advice from Charlie Magpie (the clubs unofficial spokesman) -
Travel - This Saturday, 8th July, is also Adlington Carnival. The main roads through Adlington will be closed between 12.00 noon and 5.00pm. If you are travelling through Horwich, you will be better travelling through Rivington, over the motorway bridge to the Bay Horse pub, then along Long Lane to Limbrick, then short distance to Chorley town centre near Morrisons.
Coming from Chorley New Road and Westhoughton area, use M61 and come off at Junction 8.
I hope you do not experience to much inconvenience, but you will have the opportunity to try a few new pubs on route - Bay Horse top of Babylon Lane, Black Horse at Limbrick, Spinners at Cowling Brow, etc.
Car Parking - Apparently all the car parks in Chorley town centre are free after 1.00pm on Saturdays, but the main Flat Iron car park has a limit of 2 hours and a' time of arrival' ticket must be displayed.
I would suggest car park next to MacDonald's which is accessed via roundabout next to MacD's. If full, continue through car park and go under the railway to Friday Street car park. You will see the Malt and Hops real ale pub ahead of you. But please check signage in car parks. If you are early, you should be able to park closer to ground, I usually park along Pilling Lane.
Other - A visit to a non-league ground is an opportunity to re-live the 'good old days' of standing on the terraces, having a pie and a brew in the open air and swapping ends at half-time. This is something many youngsters will never have experienced and so we hope to make it a great 'family day' with FREE admission for under 12s and £5.00 for everyone else. The social club will be open from about 1.00pm and serves a range of ales and lagers at very reasonable prices, and the food from the Magpies' Nest snack bar is top quality.