Travelling around Skelmersdale
Hidden within wooded valleys and open green spaces is the urban township of Skelmersdale, known locally as Skem. Situated on high ground on the River Tawd, Skelmersdale is six miles from Wigan and 13 miles from Liverpool.
Whether you’re a visitor or a resident, the heart of Skelmersdale is the Concourse Shopping Centre (affectionately known as the Connie). The Connie has plenty to offer visitors with pubs and family-friendly eateries galore. The picturesque Tawd Valley Park, meanwhile, has the surprising addition of a transcendental meditation community, originally founded by the Maharishi who was famous for introducing the Beatles to meditation.
Skelmersdale doesn’t have a train station but, thankfully, Arriva buses more than pick up the slack. Getting around Skelmersdale couldn't be easier as Arriva services will take you to and from Wigan, Liverpool and Southport.