Directions and transport

The Convention takes place at Blackburn Hall, Commercial St, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0AW

Driving Directions
From the M62, Junction 30: Exit north onto the A642, signposted Leeds. Look for the yellow sign reading Do Sol La Mi. (Yes, really!) Continue along this road and take the first exit on the next two roundabouts that appear. The speed limit will change to 50mph, then to 30 as you enter Rothwell itself. Blackburn Hall is directly ahead of you as you come to the second set of traffic lights.

From the M1, Junction 44: Exit east onto the A639, signposted Pontefract. Continue along this road, then turn right at the second set of traffic lights. Take the next left down Springhead Road, follow the road round to the right, then turn left at the roundabout onto Gillett Lane. Turn right at the traffic lights and Blackburn Hall is directly in sight.

There are two large overground car parks off this road, both signposted. All parking in Rothwell is free of charge. Please do not park in the small car park behind Blackburn Hall, or in the underground car park at Morrisons supermarket. Of course, those who use accessible parking are completely welcome to use the car park behind the hall.

The Saturday evening social will be held a short walk from Blackburn Hall at Holy Trinity Church Parish Centre, Church Street, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0QL.

Public Transport Links

By bus:

Rothwell is approximately 30 minutes on the bus from Leeds train station. This would be the 444 or 446MAX which leave every 15 minutes from Boar Lane and you would get off the bus at the Rothwell War Memorial, walk a few steps up to Oulton Lane, turn right and Blackburn Hall is on the right hand side of the road.

By train:

There is a regular train from Leeds to Woodlesford which takes 9 minutes. From Woodlesford station you are a 5 minute taxi, 15 minute bus (446) or 40 minute walk from Blackburn Hall. Woodlesford is also accessible direct from Barnsley and Sheffield (1 hr 10).

Leeds is a well served train station with a direct service from London Kings Cross (2 hr 15), Manchester (55 mins), Peterborough (1 hr 24) and Edinburgh (3 hr 4).


Rothwell is 40 minutes by car from Leeds Bradford Airport, 1 hr 19 from Manchester Airport, 1  hr 24 from East Midlands Airport and has good links via the London-Leeds train to London Airports.