Rochdale: Club Profile
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Travel Information – Distance: 192 miles
There are two ways you can drive from Stevenage to Rochdale, with the A1 option proving to be slightly shorter in distance and time. The alternative would be to use the M6 - either way, Rochdale is located to the north of Manchester and it is expected the journey will take around three-and-a-half-hours.
A1: Travel north on the A1 until you reach Junction 41 of the motorway stretch, at which point you need to join the M62 westbound for Manchester. At Junction 20, leave the M62 and take the third exit at the roundabout for the A627(M) towards Rochdale. After more than a mile, turn right onto Edinburgh Way/A664. Continue onto Roch Valley Way/B6452 and remain on this road for around 1.5 miles.
M6: A similar conclusion to the above directions will be found on these ones. Travel north on the M6 to Junction 21a, where you will need to switch to the eastbound M62. Continue forward as the motorway becomes the M60 and again once the M62 is restored. Exit the M62 at Junction 20 and follow the directions above.
Parking at Spotland is restricted to permit holders only, so it would be advisable to seek out on-street parking in local streets or make use of the matchday facility at Oulder Hill School, located on Sandy Lane. Mind you, there are some permit schemes in force on local streets, so be aware.
Services to: LEEDS (for STEVENAGE)
Rochdale railway station is a couple of miles from the ground and will be at least 35 minutes to walk. Turn left outside the station and head along Station Road and follow it around to the right into Milkstone Road. Shortly afterwards, head left into Tweedale Street for 0.1 miles.
Turn right into Castlemere Street and head along to the end, where you need to turn left onto Drake Street. This will take you to the Manchester Road dual carriageway - here, turn right. Cross the road and at Asda, turn left into Dane Street, before following it round into Mellor Street.
This will be one of the longest stretches of the walks, ended when you continue ahead into Edenfield Road. Turn left into Willbutts Lane and the ground will be on your left.