Ascenti, inside Woodhouse Leisure Complex, Bishop Auckland

Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6JX

Map & Directions

  • By car

    We are located 1 mile from Bishop Auckland town centre.

    Turn off the A688 following the sign for High Etherley/Bishop Auckland College. Continue on this road (B6282) until you reach a crossroads with traffic lights. Go straight and the Woodhouse Leisure Complex is a short distance after the lights on your left.

    For more detailed driving instructions we recommend using an online route planner.

    For help in planning your journey door-to-door, go to or call 0871 200 22 33.

  • By bus

    The nearest bus stop is at Cabin Gate on Cockton Hill Road, approximately 0.4 miles from the centre. To get to the centre, head past the petrol station and take a right into Woodhouse Lane. The centre is also close to the St Mary’s Church bus stop, which is served by bus numbers 6, 18 and 86.

  • By train

    Bishop Auckland station is approximately 0.7 miles north of the centre. As there are no direct connections to the centre we recommend taking a taxi from outside the station.

    Please contact Customer Services before you travel to ensure your taxi fare will be reimbursed.

    For details of station services and facilities go to

Useful Information

Consultation Centre opens: 8:30am

When you arrive

Remember to bring two forms of ID and your appointment letter with you.

The centre is located inside Woodhouse Leisure Complex.

Please let the receptionist know that you have arrived for your PIP consultation.

Other helpful info

This centre has step-free access.

An accessible toilet is available.


There is a free, private car park directly outside the centre.

Disabled parking and a drop-off point are available located beside the main entrance.