Sailing on lower rivington reservoir lancashire outdoor activity centre We are 10-15 minutes’ drive from Junction 6 (Horwich/Bolton) and Junction 8 (Chorley) on the M61, or 20 minutes’ drive from Junction 27 (Standish/Wigan) or Junction 28 (Leyland) of the M6 motorway;  under an hour’s journey from Manchester and Liverpool.

As we are based at the edge of the West Pennine Moors at the end of a chain of reservoirs and overlooked by one of the highest points in the coMap Anderton Centre central Lancashire unty (Rivington Pike is approximately 1200ft/360m above sea level), some folks refer to us as ‘Lancashire’s mini Lake District’.

The feedback we get from youth groups from London and local schools, is that the advantage of coming to us is shorter travel times, saving money on coaches and ‘dead time’ sitting on coaches.  Avoiding travel sickness and managing group behaviour is also a winner!  For residentials, there is no need to keep a coach/minibus on site for the duration, as all of our activities are in walking distance from the centre.  Again, saving precious money and resources.

For a local school from the Wigan, Bolton and Chorley areas, typically children can depart from school after registration and be ON activities by 10am – and back home by a decent time for pick up from parents; many staying within the timings of a normal school day.

How to get here

Click on the link below for detailed directions using Google Maps and scroll down for public transport information.

Full address for SatNav

The Anderton Centre, New Road, Chorley, PR6 9HG

We have car parking spaces for around 50 cars and strongly encourage car-sharing for corporate team-building days or conferencing.


By public transport

The national Traveline website is a useful guide to arriving by public transport.


By train

Nearest train stations are on the West Coast Mainline (London-Manchester-Preston-Glasgow) and are:

Chorley, (3 miles North)

Adlington (1.5 miles West)

Horwich Parkway (4 miles South)


By bus

The nearest bus stop is Grimeford Lane in Adlington, and we are about another 20 minutes walk away.