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Carnforth

Location:

M6 at J35
(also accessible to traffic on the A601(M) and the A6)

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

LA5 9RQ

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

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Carnforth is a popular, independent truckstop located at the end of the spur road off the M6. The site is signposted from the M6 and A601(M).

Facilities

COVID-19 update: Most service stations are open with fewer facilities. General advice here.


Catering: Bar, Restaurant Shops: Shop Main Amenities: Conference Centre, Showers Hotel: On-site hotel Forecourt: Esso, Shop, Tchibo, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles. 250 Overnight HGV parking spaces are available at a charge of £10 per night.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Truckhaven (Carnforth) Ltd
Scotland Road
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9RQ

  • 📞 Telephone number: 01524 736699
  • 🗺 Grid reference: SD507715


Trivia and History

Carnforth was the last remaining part of the larger Truckhaven business, which provided a number of truckstop facilities across the UK, including in West Bromwich. The Carnforth site is now independent.

The road signage in this area is rather unusual. The signs on the M6 look like those for a motorway service area, but have no words. At the time there was no policy for handling motorway truckstops. A black sign for motorway truckstops was later introduced, but when the Carnforth signs were replaced in 2015, they were replaced like-for-like, with more incorrect models. Even stranger, the A601(M) only uses the brand name 'Truckhaven', while the A6 treats it like a local service area.

Alternatives

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Lancaster (13 miles) Services on the M6 Burton-in-Kendal (M6 northbound, 5 miles)
Killington Lake (M6 southbound, 15 miles)