The Mill is based in Lostock Hall, in the Borough of South Ribble. It is four miles from the centre of Preston; five miles from Chorley; and three miles from Leyland.

Our address is The Mill at St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, PR5 5XU.

We are based within St Catherine’s Park which is also home to St Catherine’s Hospice, The Woodside Clinic, the Sensory Garden and the St Catherine’s Wetland and Woodland Reserve.

By Train

Preston is on the main Inter-city West Coast line between London Euston and Glasgow, and there are regular local and regional rail services. From Preston take the Northern Rail train to Colne and get off at Lostock Hall. On leaving station turn left onto Watkin Lane and walk down to the large roundabout. Turn left and St Catherine’s Park is on the left.

By Bus

111 Fishwick & 109 Stagecoach run from Preston Bus Station.

Alight at the Methodist Church on Watkin Lane (just past the train station) continue walking along Watkin Lane to the large roundabout. Turn left towards the motorway St Catherine’s Park is on the left.

By Road

From Preston

Leave Preston on the southbound A6 for Chorley. Remain on the A6 until the third large roundabout (approximately three miles from Preston town centre) and then take the third exit onto the A582 for Leyland. Stay on the dual carriageway for about 0.5 miles up to the next roundabout, before doubling back on yourself by coming all the way around the roundabout. The entrance to St Catherine’s Park is approximately 0.3 miles down the road on the left.

From Leyland

Take the B5254 sign-posted Preston until it merges with the A5083 (approximately 2.5 miles from town centre). Remain on the A5083 northbound for about 0.5 miles and turn right at the roundabout onto the A582 towards Chorley. This dual carriageway is Lostock Lane and the signposted entrance to St Catherine’s Park is approximately 0.3 miles on the left.

From Chorley

Leave Chorley on the northbound A6 sign-posted Preston and either:

a) Join the M61 northbound at Junction 8 (see directions from M61 given below) or

b) Follow the A6 through Clayton-le-Woods and until it crosses over the M6 (approx. 5 miles from Chorley town centre). Remain on the A6 towards Preston and go through two sets of traffic lights to a large roundabout (approx. 0.75 miles from the M6) and take the second exit (A582 for Leyland) Stay on the dual carriageway for about 0.5 miles to the next roundabout, before doubling back on yourself by coming all the way around the roundabout. The entrance to St Catherine’s Park is approximately 0.3 miles down the road on the left.

Directions from the motorway

M6 from the south

Leave the motorway at Exit 29 (Preston South). Follow the signs for Preston M65 – A6 to the roundabout, follow the sign left for Leyland onto a dual carriageway. In a short distance St Catherine’s Park can be seen on the opposite carriageway; continue to the next roundabout and join the opposite carriageway.

M6 from the north

Follow signs for Bamber Bridge to get you onto the dual carriageway. A mile further on, following two sets of traffic lights, there is a large roundabout where you should turn left (signposted Leyland). In a short distance St Catherine’s Park can be seen on the opposite carriageway; continue to the next roundabout and join the opposite carriageway.

M61

Leave the M61 at junction 9, then join the M65 motorway, signposted Preston. Continue forward onto the A6, before bearing left. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A582, signposted Leyland B5254, Lytham St Annes A584. At the roundabout take the 4th exit, doubling back on yourself by coming all the way around the roundabout. The entrance to St Catherine’s Park is approximately 0.3 miles down the road on the left.

M65

Go to the western end of the motorway. At the large roundabout turn left towards Leyland until the next roundabout where you should take the 4th exist – doubling back on yourself by coming all the way around the roundabout. The entrance to St Catherine’s Park is approximately 0.3 miles down the road on the left.