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Golden Fleece truckstop

Golden Fleece truckstop
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M6 at J42
(also accessible to traffic on the A6 and the B6263)

Not signposted in advance.



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Single site located at a junction.

A significant services and truckstop located off the M6 at J42, just south of Carlisle. Official signage is provided from the roundabout only.


Catering: Fast & Fresh Main Amenities: Showers Forecourt: Shell, Londis, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs must pay £18, or £20 to include a £5 shop voucher.

Prices are paid in the shop, and can be paid using GBP, Euros, using fuel cards or SNAP.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Golden Fleece
M6, Junction 42

Trivia and History

It replaces an old (1960s) petrol station. There is a Premier Inn & Beefeater the other side of the roundabout but these are not signed or easily accessed from the services.

Despite not being signed from the M6 and not qualifying to be, the M6's electronic signs are still used to warn of problems at this service area.

Work commenced in February 2022 on demolishing the former Thistle Café building to make way for an extension to the sales building. The new extension will house new toilet and shower facilities as well as a new Stone Willy's Kitchen concession. The new sales building is expected to reopen in June 2022. The forecourt is also due to gain 4 electric vehicle charging points in 2022.


Southwaite (4 miles)Services on the M6Todhills rest area (9 miles)