HOW TO GET TO Maple Farm Community Hub & Preston New Road Community Fracking Blockade
• It's a few miles east of Blackpool. For those using public transport, the nearest station is Kirkham-and-Wesham: from there, cross over the road outside the station and catch the number 61 bus, which takes about 15 minutes. There is a bus stop close to the hub and another by the fracking blockade. Alternatively, you could take a bike and cycle from Kirkham-and-Wesham station, which also takes about 15 minutes.
• For those coming by car, the best route for getting there is as follows: Come off the M55 @ Jnc 4, onto the A583, signed Preston/Kirkham. Free parking is available at Maple Farm Nursery Garden, Moss House Lane PR4 3PE (Just off Preston New Road and around the corner from Maple Farm Community Hub). There is also limited free parking outside the hub. The fracking site is less than a 10 minute walk from the hub.
• For those staying several days, the owner of Maple Farm has also made space available for camping. For those who prefer more comfort, there are plenty of B&B's in Blackpool and the number 61 bus will take you from Blackpool to Maple Farm Community Hub, or further on to the gates of the fracking site. Or there is a Premier Inn on the roundabout as you come off the M55 at junction 4 - and it’s only a 30-minute walk to the fracking site.