Travel to Imp'40

If you can't come by Imp, come anyway!

To get there by car (e.g. Imp): follow the M53 motorway towards Birkenhead on the Wirral. You will pass the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village shopping centre and then the Vauxhall Motors plant. Exit at Junction 4 and follow the B5151 (first exit off the roundabout, signposted towards Thornton Hough). This is a busy roundabout. The road passes Clatterbridge Hospital with its important oncology unit and then Drayton Motors Volvo sales and petrol station. You will soon come to a small crossroads where you can turn right to Thornton Hough village on the B5136 Thornton Common Road. To get to the camp site turn instead left past the Wirral RFC Club House. Ocean Field is on the left just after a small nature reserve. We will put signs out. Here is a hand-drawn outline of the roads. Check details on this map (with thanks to

By coach/ bus:
Take a National Express coach to Liverpool Coach Station, Norton Street. Alternatively you could take a National Express coach to Birkenhead, Europa Boulevard. This will probably be the same coach so get off in Birkenhead. From London the travel time is around 6 hours (possibly changing in Birmingham) or from Glasgow around 7 hours changing in Manchester. From Birkenhead central railway station (just around the corner) you can take a local bus via Exmouth Street/ Charing Cross to either Clatterbridge Hospital or the Seven Stars, Thornton Hough. For local journey planning see North West District Journey Planner.

By rail:

From Bromborough or Heswall you should ask for a taxi to Wirral Rugby Club, Thornton Hough, The Wirral.

By air:

By ship: For all local journey planning see North West District Journey Planner. This is a very well designed and useful Web site.