This week our trip takes us to Yickerland, the colloquial name for the area around Haydock. The town’s real name has Celtic origins:

  • heidd, means ‘barley’ or ‘wheat’
  • the ending -aco means ‘place’

Haydock is a village in St Helens, surrounded by lots of beautiful nature and…golf courses! In very close proximity of the village, there are three of them:


If you get tired of playing golf, you might want to go for a walk in the beautiful parks of the town or visit a race at the town’s racecourse:

Knowing our country’s weather, you should always have a back-up plan in case the raindrops start falling. Yet, it is no reason to spoil your fun as there are very diverse options of inside activities:

Trencherfield Mill by Noel Holt

In the evenings, if you prefer to dine outside the hotel, we recommend the following:

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