Skelmersdale is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, four miles north of the town of Rainford, six miles west of the major town of Wigan, 144 miles north of Cardiff, 167 miles south of Edinburgh, and 179 miles north-west of London. Skelmersdale lies roughly one mile north-east of the Merseyside border. Skelmersdale falls within the district council of West Lancashire, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the WN8 postcode district.
COVID-19: Skelmersdale coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Lancashire case numbers. This Skelmersdale coronavirus map shows the position of Skelmersdale within Lancashire, along with the number of cases in Lancashire and each of the surrounding areas.
Skelmersdale is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Skelmersdale is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Lancashire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Skelmersdale is WN8 6NH.
Skelmersdale is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the WN8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the WN8 postcode district.
The centre of Skelmersdale is located at position 53.54923° latitude and -2.77472° longitude.
The centre of Skelmersdale is located at the grid reference easting 348767 and northing 406124 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Skelmersdale relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Skelmersdale to the centre of the town.
Position of Skelmersdale relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Skelmersdale to the centre of the city.