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Telephone code: 01257
Postcode: PR7
Population: 41400
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A foodie taking a break in a cottage in the Northwest? For a quick way to stock up on regional produce, regional specialities, organic vegetables and the finer things in life, try Booths Supermarkets. They have 26 stores, a few in Cheshire and North Yorkshire but most in Lancashire and Cumbria. They stock real local cheeses including Kirkham’s Lancashire, possibly the best cheese on the planet; locally made sticky toffee pudding; local bottled beers; and meat including Holker Hall salt marsh lamb (all their meat sourced within the four counties they serve) - Martin

When approaching Chorley from the M6, you will be directed to leave the motorway at Junction 26, signposted Chorley and Standish. This will take you the long way round – instead, carry on up the M6 to Junction 28 (there is no Junction 27), which is signposted to Leyland. At the end of the slip road turn right and keep straight ahead through the lights and up to the next set of lights (Hayrick pub on right). Again go straight on and follow the road a mile or so, past Asda, til you reach a roundabout opposite the Pines Hotel. Turn right at the roundabout onto the A6 and keep on it following the signs for Chorley - Denise

Traffic wardens in Chorley seem to be on a bonus scheme now – you almost need to check just stopping at traffic lights! Tuesdays is Flat iron Market day so parking is even worse than usual as it takes place in the main town car park. Best advice is to use the car park in Queens Road as it doesn’t get as busy as the others. For short term parking drive around the back streets near the bus station as often you can get a space in a 1 hour zone - Denise

One of the prettiest little villages you will find is Croston in Lancashire. A few miles from Chorley on the road through to Southport on the A581, Croston is on the river Yarrow and has a lovely old church. Noted for its up-market reputation, property prices are quite high - Denise

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