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TRAVELLING TO THE HEAD FOR THE HILLS FESTIVAL

 

Below is some information to help plan your journey to our festival. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter too for daily notifications and updates on all things ‘Head for the Hills’.

 

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 

METROLINK

Metrolink operate a very regular tram service from Victoria Station, Manchester city centre to Bury. Journey time is 23 minutes. The last tram from Bury to Manchester is currently listed as 00:30 for festival-goers on Friday and Saturday night, and 23:30 on Sunday night. Services may be subject to change so do please check the latest times here and keep up to date with Metrolink on social media.

For latest details of tram times go to the Transport for Greater Manchester website

BY TRAIN

Ramsbottom Station

For  information regarding trains to and from Ramsbottom Station click here.

Please note: Travel to the festival by train is possible. This station does not run a late-night service, make sure you allow for this when planning your return journey. The East Lancs Railway are offering 2 for 1 tickets for festival-goers camping at Burrs Country Park – their station of the same name is just a short walk from the campsite and Ramsbottom station is right next to the festival entrance.

BY BUS

RED EXPRESS

X41 – Manchester direct to Ramsbottom

Timetable here

MANCHESTER TO BURY

4 – Manchester – Bury

1 – Bury – Altrincham

485 – Ramsbottom – Bury

472 – Bury – Ramsbottom circular

474 – Bury – Ramsbottom

468 – Tottington – Rochdale

163 – Manchester – Bury

471 – Rochdale – Bolton

96 – Manchester – Simister

93 – Manchester – Bury

X39 – Manchester – Farnworth

92 – Manchester – Bury

135 – Manchester – Bury

97 – Manchester – Bury

95 – Bury – Salford Shopping Centre

510 – Bolton Interchange – Bury Interchange

36 – Manchester – Bolton

90 – Prestwich Hospital – Bury

524 – Bury – Bolton

BURY TO RAMSBOTTOM

Our friends at Rosso are putting on extra services during the weekend to get festival-goers to and from the site to Bury. See http://rossobus.com/Ramsbottom for more information. With the launch of their Red 4 route from Bury to Ramsbottom they’re also offering tickets for £1 to customers wearing red during festival weekend!

472 – Bury – Ramsbottom circular

474 – Bury – Ramsbottom

485 – Ramsbottom – Bury

X41 – Accrington – Manchester

575 – Bolton Interchange – Wigan Bus Station

576 – Bolton – Wigan

For more information on Greater Manchester public transport including all routes timetables please click here

 

BY CAR

Ramsbottom is 45 minutes from Manchester and Stockport and only 29 minutes from Rochdale. Easily accessible with major road links to the M66, M60, M62 and M6, nearby. Exit Junction1, M66 and follow the A56.

 

BY TAXI

Elton Bullit taxis are offering discounted fixed fares for festival-goers to get back from Ramsbottom Cricket Club to the campsites and Bury town centre.

Ramsbottom Cricket Club to The Paddock campsite – £4
Ramsbottom Cricket Club to Burrs Country Park campsite – £10
Ramsbottom Cricket Club to Bury town centre – £11

To book in advance or download their app go to their website. http://eltonbullitt.co.uk/

Please consider your pick-up point when ordering a taxi at the end of the night; our access road and Bridge St can become congested at busy times.

 

PARKING IN RAMSBOTTOM

Please note that there is no public parking at the festival site. With limited public car parking in Ramsbottom please find a list of car parks here:

DROP OFF AND COLLECT

If you are arranging to be dropped off, please be considerate to residents and businesses. Be aware of blocking vehicles and driveways, and we ask  you respect the access and safety of other vehicles, pedestrians and local Ramsbottom residents.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you required disabled access and assistance, you’ll find more information on our accessibility page

Head for the Hills takes place at Ramsbottom Cricket Ground in the centre of the beautiful north-west town of Ramsbottom.

The festival from the air

Where is Ramsbottom?

The town lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury in Greater Manchester. It is located along the course of the River Irwell and the M66 motorway, in a deep valley amongst the West Pennine Moors, 4 miles from Bury and 12 miles from Manchester.

Where is the cricket ground?

The cricket ground is located at the edge of the town centre, just a few minutes walk from town centre car parking, bus stops, and the famous East Lancashire Railway.

East Lancashire Railway
If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@headforthehills.org.uk

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