Wymott prison visiting information

Social visits:

Mon: 14:15 – 16:00
Tue: 14:15 – 16:00
Wed: 14:15 – 16:00
Thu: 14:15 – 16:00
Fri: No visits  
Sat: 14:15 – 16:00
Sun: 14:15 – 16:00

Booking online

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is: 

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting 
  • their prisoner number 

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. 

If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days please contact the visits booking line on 01772 442234/01772 442254.

Telephone booking:

Visits can be booked on 01772 442234/01772 442254 Monday to Friday from 10.00 – 15.00 hours.  The booking line is closed weekends and Bank holidays.

Additional information:

Check with Visits Booking for Bank Holiday arrangements.

Official/Legal visits can now be booked via email: LegalVisits.Wymott@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

Official visits:

Tue: 09.15 to 11.15   
Thu: 09.15 to 11.15     

Social Visits: A new Visitors Centre offers excellent facilities for children and families and provides advice and support on a range of issues. POPS, Surestart and Barnardos provide expertise on a range of family issues and run Family Forums to take on board the views of families and friends who visit. Special, Legal and Chaplaincy Visits taken by the Switchboard Operator.

Additional information:

Offender Management Unit: The OM team comprises a broad spectrum of staff from both within the Prison and in the community including briefly Prison Officers, Probation staff, Psychologists, Case Administrators and Public Protection Unit staff. The team co-ordinate the OASys, Parole Reports and Home Detention Curfew assessments on all offenders serving over 12 months, including Imprisonment for Public Protection and Life. We can also offer both video link and telephone conferencing with outside agencies and other establishments via ISDN line by prior arrangement. This facility has been utilised to accommodate inter-prison visits via video link.

How to get to HMP Wymott

Bus: There is a regular hourly bus service from Leyland to Wymott and a limited service from Preston. Taxis are available at both Railway Stations (below).

Train: The nearest Railway Station is Leyland (4 miles) and the nearest mainline Railway Station is Preston (8 miles)

Car: Via M6:
Leave M6 Motorway at Junction 28, then follow the directions for Leyland. At road junction [garage on left], turn left and proceed along Canberra Road. At road junction [roundabout], turn right onto Church Road, proceed to traffic lights and go straight on to obelisk in centre of road. This is known as the Leyland Cross. Follow road round into Fox lane [Fox & Lion pub on corner], proceed down road to 2nd roundabout. Take second left on roundabout into Slater Lane. Follow this lane, passing through the ‘bypass’ traffic lights, past St James’ Church, turn left at top into Ulnes Walton Lane, then follow the signs.



Via M61:
Leave M61 Motorway at Junction 8, signposted Chorley, Blackburn, Leyland and Southport. Turn left. After quarter of a mile turn left onto A6. After 100 yards, turn right at roundabout into Euxton lane. Proceed for approximately one and a half miles. Go past the Royal Ordnance Factory to traffic lights on the A49. Turn left and proceed for half a mile, turning right at the Euxton Mills Hotel into Dawbers Lane, A581, signposted for Southport. After approximately 3 miles, turn right after the Rose and Crown Pub into Ulnes Walton Lane. Follow signs for Wymott.

From Liverpool:
Leave the A59 Liverpool to Preston road by turning right at the signpost for Croston and Chorley A581. Follow the road straight through Croston on A581 Chorley. At ‘T’ junction turn right [Highfield Restaurant on corner]. Go past the Auldene Garden Centre on left and take next turning on left into Ulnes Walton Lane. The prison is clearly sited on the left about 1 mile down this lane.    

Parking: There is a shared visitors’ Car Park facility available for Garth and Wymott. 

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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