DigVentures Dirty Weekend

How to find the site

The actual dig site is approximately one mile from the main road turn off. These directions should help, and we’ve also including a map.

By Car

If driving on the A55, exit at Junction 38 onto the A483 ‘Wrexham Road’, heading towards Wrexham. After a couple of hundred meters you will approach a roundabout. Take the first left onto the B5445 ‘Old Wrexham Road’. Follow this road for about a third of a mile. Just after you pass the Grosvenor Garden Centre on your left you will see a sign for a left hand turn marked ‘Poulton’. Take this turn and it will bring you onto the ‘Straight Mile’. This turning is easy to miss so if you encounter a sign for ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ you have gone too far.

Once on the ‘Straight Mile’, follow the road to the end where you will encounter a small crossroads. Go straight over and the road immediately bends to the right. At this point you will enter a wooded area.After about 30 meters you will see an electric gate on your left with an intercom system. Press the button and inform the security that you are there for ‘The Poulton Research Project’. Drive through the gates and eventually you will pass some cowsheds on your right. Shortly after the cowsheds take a right turn just before the ‘Black and White’ cottages. If you pass them you have gone too far. Drive down the trackway until you reach the Poulton portable cabins.

If you type the postcode CH4-9EQ into your sat nav, it will take you to the ‘Straight Mile’, then follow the directions from there.

By Train and Bus

The nearest train station is at Chester. You can catch the No. 1 bus for Wrexham from here. Ask the driver for a fare to the stop after the ‘Grosvenor Garden Centre’. This is right next to the beginning of the ‘Straight Mile’. You can call Kevin from here on 07732701463 who can come and pick you up.Travel to Poulton

Suggested Accommodation

Chester has a wide range of accommodation to suite every budget, and is easily researched online. Here are some suggestions!

Most luxurious:

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Wrexham Rd, Pulford, Chester, Cheshire CH4 9DG

Most interesting – a proper vintage WWII experience:

The Albion Inn, Park St, Chester CH1 1RN

Most convenient:

Travelodge – four locations near Chester

B&B and Hostel Accommodation
Chester Backpackers
67 Boughton,

This hostel has various sized dorms priced from £17-£19 per night dependent on time of week and length of stay. There are also limited numbers of single rooms available for £25 per night if booked well in advance. The hostel has free Wi-Fi, cooking facilities, washing machines (at an extra charge) and a common room with TV.

The Bunkroom
106 Brook Street,
01244- 324524

This hostel is situated close to Chester’s main train station, so it is about a ten minute walk into town. They have various sized dorms from £17-£21 dependent on time of week and length of stay. Free Wi-Fi, cooking facilities, washing machines (at an extra charge) and a common room with TV.

Grosvenor Place Guest House,
2 Grosvenor Place,

This guest house is right near the centre of the city and within a few seconds walk of the bus stop. £42 single and £69 per double, going up to £54 and £79 on the weekend.  All rooms are en-suite and have TV and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.


Chester Lakes,
Rough Hill,

Chester Southerly Caravan Park
Balderton Lane,

The Griffin Inn