Helsby Border League – 15th December 2013, Wigg Island Community Park, Runcorn

Essential Information

Directions to Wigg Island

Travelling on the M56 eastbound, exit M56 at Junction 12

Take the 3rd exit off the roundabout, onto the A557, signposted Runcorn (this is the Weston Point Expressway)

Continue on the dual carriageway for about 4½ miles (go past the turn-offs for Westfield/Runcorn Station; The Bridge; Runcorn Town Centre; and Runcorn Town Hall/Higher Runcorn)

Exit the dual carriageway when you see the brown sign for Wigg Island and above it a sign for Astmoor.

Follow the brown signs, leading you through a small industrial estate and then across the swing bridge onto the island (all well signposted).


The course is about 5.5 miles and consists of three non-identical laps (see route map). The race starts near the car parks and finishes on a field in the centre of the island.

We do not have exclusive use of the park, so, as usual, please show consideration for other users.


There is parking on the island, but space is limited, so please could as many of you car share as possible. There is also overspill parking on the final section of road just before the swing bridge.


There are two toilets in the visitor centre, and there will be portaloos on site


The Wildlife Trust is opening the visitor centre for us, and will be selling tea/coffee and cakes to raise funds. Your support would be really appreciated.