Finding us & Parking

Cuerden Valley Park / Finding us & Parking


Cuerden Valley Park is between Bamber Bridge, Chorley and Leyland.  The main carpark and visitor centre (with Cuerden View Café) is just off the A49 Wigan Road, close to M6 Junction 29 / M65 Junction 1.

Our address

Cuerden Valley Park, Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston.  PR5 6BY


There is no entry fee to Cuerden Valley Park but parking charges apply 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. When you pay for parking you are helping us to care for the Park which receives no government funding for its upkeep.

Tarrifs : £2.00 for up to 2.5 hours, £3.00 for up to four hours, £4.00 for a whole day.

Car park permits are available – please see below.

You can pay for car parking at any time during your stay but you must pay before you leave. You can pay by cash (no change is given), by card or by RingGo mobile telephone app whose number is on the side of the machines and sign boards (additional service charges may apply). If for any reason payment machines are not working then you must use the RingGo service, or leave the car park promptly to avoid an automatic fine.

Overstayed your time? 
If you overstay your ticket, for example you pay for 2 hours parking when you arrive and overstay the 2 hour period, you can top up by paying for a further 2 hours when leaving. This will prevent an automatic fine.

Back Lane car park has a 25 minute free period to allow for School drop off and collection.

Please note that Blue Badge holders DO need to pay on our car parks.

The car parks are managed by Bransby Wilson, a member of the British Parking Association. If you do receive a Parking Charge Notice and you dispute liability for the parking charge, you must follow the appeals process which is outlined in the letter. Please note that Cuerden Valley Park Trust is not able to respond to appeals.

Car Park Permits

If you are a regular visitor, you might like to purchase a car park permit.  Click here to find an application form.

Annually ~ £200 (£17 per month)
Quarterly ~ £50

Cycle Route

National Cycle Route 55 passes through the Park.  The route is on a shared path and we ask all Park users to respect each other.

Group Visits

Visits by Uniformed Groups, etc

We like to be informed of group visits to the Park so that clashes are avoided and we can issue any special advice.  If you are planning a group visit (whether people are parking or are being dropped off and picked up again), you must read and follow these instructions carefully.

Carpark locations

There are five carparks situated in the Park

Berkeley Drive (PR5 6BY) – this is the main carpark, adjacent to the Visitor Centre and Cuerden View Café.  The best carpark to use if you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Wigan Road – On the busy A49 running from Bamber Bridge and in easy reach of the motorway system.  Gives access into the Park for lots of walking routes and National Cycle Route 55.  Approximately 1.5 Km / 1 mile walk to the visitor centre.

Town Brow – In the dip on the B5256, where Town Brow changes name to Sheep Hill Lane.  Post code PR6 7EU. Walking distance to the visitor centre is 1.15Km / 0.7 mile.

Back Lane – Bank Lane is across the road from Town Brow carpark, opposite Clayton-le-Woods Primary School.

Kem Mill – (Approximate postcode – PR6 7YA) at the southernmost point of the Park,Kem Mill carpark is off Factory Lane, close to the A6 running through Whittle-le-Woods.  Drive past Cheeky Monkeys and continue into the Park.  Walking distance through the Park to the Visitor Centre is around 3.2 Km / 2 miles.

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