Unfortunately access via Loomer Road is once again blocked due to a Traveller camp situated on the Apedale Country Park access road. Understandably the Rangers service will be keeping the middle gate locked during this time which means that the car parks next to the Centre will not be reachable by Car. There is alternative parking on the car parks off Black Bank Road. See the map below for location details. You can also access the site from Loomer Road by foot (but not suitable for all walking abilities) across the field opposite the speedway entrance and via Apedale Road that has limited parking, but be aware that Apedale Road isn’t surfaced and may not be suitable for your vehicle.
We’ll be contacting schools and other groups that have bookings to discuss arrangements with them.
It’ll be business as usual as much as possible, and we hope that you will support us. Do call ahead if you would like to visit the museum or for a mine tour on 01782 565050 especially if you are travelling any distance, just in case. We’ll keep everyone posted via this site, facebook and twitter as information becomes available.
UPDATE: We’re happy to announce that the traveller’s have moved on, and so the Loomer Road entrance to the Country Park (and us!) is open again.