If you are using a SatNav set the destination as OL2 6UA which is Dogford Rd. As soon as you get on Dogford Rd there are some white gates immediately on your right. Go through those and I’m the big warehouse straight in front of you. Park anywhere you like, block the big shutters if you like. You might want to print off the following directions as a backup plan…
Get to the M62 (if you are coming up the M6 resist the urge to nip across the M56 to the M60. Keep going up the M6 to junction J22 and turn right onto the M62)
If you are coming up the M6 or from the West, once you get on the M62 it will turn into the M60 but don’t panic, just keep going and it will turn back into the M62 after 5 or 6 junctions
Exit M62 at J20 (A627m Rochdale/Oldham) and at the roundabout take the exit onto A627 heading towards Oldham.
Keep right at the 1st junction ignoring the Middleton/Castleton/A664 exit and stay on the Oldham A627 road.
Take the next exit which is signposted to Royton/Shaw
At the top of the slip lane you come to a roundabout. Stay in the left lane and take the first exit. If you’ve had a long journey you might want to pop to Boots or McDonalds which is now on your left. Otherwise…
Carry on past McDonalds and go straight through the traffic lights. You are now on Broadway.
You will pass Oldham Athletic football stadium on your right. Keep going until you come to a large junction and get into the left lane and turn left (signposted to Rochdale)
You are now on Rochdale Rd heading into Royton town centre alongside a bus lane.
Go through 1 set of lights after the bus lane (with the co-op on your left) and over the zebra crossing at the Town Hall clock tower.
Go past C&A Motors on your right and turn right at the next set of lights onto Dogford Rd. It’s a staggered junction so allow oncoming traffic who are turning right to come past you before they turn. I’m being pedantic now sorry!
Once you’ve turned right you should see some white gates immediately on your right. Go through the gates, you have arrived at your destination. If you aren’t sure where to park just come inside and ask. But in general there should be a couple of spaces. Feel free to block the shutters.
If you are looking for somewhere nice to eat pop up the road to The Turk’s Head pub. The lamb is popular and I like the lasagne too. If that is closed you may have to settle for the Summit Inn (flaming grill chain) which is very close to the Turk’s Head at the bottom of Thornham Lane.