Adlington is a very old community with a history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. Through the years, Adlington has had a wide range of industry, from cotton to manufacturing. Most of these industries have now been replaced by lighter and service industries, although there is still a printing and dyeing works in operation.
The village is situated at the southern end of Lancashire, approximately three miles south of Chorley. The Leeds-Liverpool canal runs through the village and the West Pennine Moors are within easy reach. There are good communication links by road and rail with the larger towns in the area and an excellent bus service. The M6 & M61 motorways are within a few miles of the village. CCTV cameras have been installed at both ends of the village, giving good coverage of the major roads.
Adlington has increased in size in recent years with the building of several hundred new houses and the population now stands at around 5,500. The village boasts a wide range of essential services, shops, schools, churches and community facilities, including a library & a marina on the canal. There are many organisations and groups in the village catering for most age ranges and tastes.
The Town Council has sought to improve the environment by erecting hanging baskets throughout the village every summer.
Each year the village enters the Lancashire Best Kept Village competition.
The Adlington circular walk has recently been re-launched giving both residents and visitors the chance to explore the surrounding countryside. There are also many other public footpaths in the area.
Adlington is a thriving, lively village with a good community spirit.