|Road:||M62 between J25 and J26|
|Address:||Hartshead Moor M62 Service Area|
|Telephone number:||01274 876584|
|Signposted from the road?||As Starbucks/KFC|
|Previous operators:||Ross, Trusthouse Forte|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.|
|Visit Hartshead Moor/Welcome Break's official website|
Hartshead Moor sits deep in the Pennines on the M62. In a recent survey Hartshead was said to have the best baby changing facilities in the UK.
General: Meeting Room, BT WiFi, Welcome Break Gaming, Traffic Information, Showers, UK TruckClean Truck Wash
Restaurants: Burger King (eastbound only), Starbucks, Eat In, KFC
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme)
Fuel: Shell (with: Krispy Kreme Costa Express)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms] (eastbound only)
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. HGV/Caravans range from £16 - £21 for parking only and from £18.50 - £24 for parking & a meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
In November 2013, this website accidentally mentioned a serious and interesting subject, and consequently the subheadings which have traditionally been used to break up every page on the site caused regional outrage.
A Waitrose store is due to open here soon; which side is unknown at this time.
Unusually for us, there is a serious and interesting point to be made: in 1974 an IRA attack on a coach carrying off-duty members of the armed forces and their family on the M62 happened just east of Hartshead services, which went on to form a temporary depot for the emergency services and it was where the wounded were immediately taken to. A plaque was built outside the services, but as they were extended it ended up in the main foyer. After complaints from the victim's families that this wasn't a suitable location, Welcome Break bosses have met up with them and agreed to build a memorial garden outside the eastbound service area. It was opened with a ceremony on the 4th February 2009.
In the 1990s, it offered a mobile tourist information centre and a greenhouse.
On 1 September 2013, a Army Medical Services memorial was unveiled at the services, with a dedication service.
More information on the attack can be found on the BBC.
In May 2012, Visit England rated the westbound services as 2 stars and the eastbound side as 3 stars. In August 2011, both sides were given 3 stars.
In 2008 the services won a five star loo award.
In 2007, Hartshead Moor won a five star loo award. The inspectors said that it had the best baby changing facilities in the UK, adding that it was "spotlessly clean".
In 2006, the services won a four star loo award and the westbound services were chosen for having the best baby change facilities in the UK.
|Birch (22 miles)||Services on the M62||
Ferrybridge (23 miles)|
Wetherby (A1 north, 32 miles)
Woolley Edge (M1 south, 22 miles)
|Burtonwood (43 miles)||Welcome Break services||
none on M62|
Woodall (M1 south, 49 miles)