Blackfield End Farm
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Within nine miles of the centres of Blackpool and Preston and just ten minutes drive from the M55, Blackfield Green is an excellent strategic base for travel throughout the north west. Wesham railway station, three and a half miles to the north, offers frequent services to Blackpool, a 20 minute trip, and Preston, less than 15 minutes away. Hourly services carry on to Manchester and its airport. Moss Side and Lytham stations, closer to Blackfield Green, are on the coastal route with less frequent services. National Cycle Route 62, which runs coast to coast across the north of England, and Route 90 both run along the north side of Blackfield Green.
The small selection of shops in Warton, within around ten minutes walk of Blackfield Green, includes a McColl’s convenience store with a post office, a petrol station with a Spar store, a coffee shop, a gift shop, a Tesco Express and some food takeaways. The eastern end of the village merges into the adjacent community of Freckleton where there is a pharmacy, a post office, a co-op food store, hairdressers and other shops and services, still within half an hour’s walk.
Warton Aerodrome, a base for BAE Systems, occupies a large site on the south of the village, beside a well-equipped gym and sports centre with football, rugby and cricket pitches. The village has two pubs, the Clifton Arms and the Birley Arms, the latter just five minutes walk from the development, and the choice of local clubs and activities ranges from amateur dramatics and a youth club to angling and cricket. As well as a Busy Bees nursery, there are two primary schools, St Paul’s C of E, and the Holy Family RC Primary which was assessed by Ofsted as good with outstanding features. Pupils normally attend either Carr Hill High School in Kirkham or St Bede’s Catholic High School in Lytham St Anne’s, both around three miles away.