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BASINGSTOKE TOWN

The Camrose,
Western Way,
Basingstoke,
Hampshire.
RG22 6EZ
 
  Official Website
Unofficial Website
Tel: 01256 464353   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave M3 at junction 6 and get into the left hand lane on the approach to a large roundabout. Take the first exit (A30) and follow the dual carriageway to the next roundabout. Go straight across, remaining on the A30. At the next roundabout take the first exit, again staying on the A30 passing B&Q on the left and then the ground on the right. At the next roundabout take the fifth exit into Western Way; the ground is 50 yards on the right.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Basingstoke, approximately half an hour's walk to the ground.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

BATH CITY

Twerton Park,
Twerton,
Bath,
Somerset.
BA2 1DB
 
  Bath City FC dot com
Tel: 01225 423087   Map
 

BY ROAD

The shortest route is to take the M4 to J18 and then the third exit off the roundabout onto the A36. Follow this for approximately 10 miles to Bath city centre. Go along Pulteney Road, turn right into Claverton Street and then follow A36 Lower Bristol Road for 1 miles. Turn left under the railway bridge into Twerton High Street (signposted Bath City FC) and the ground is the second turning on the left.

However, this involves going through Bath city centre which suffers from severe traffic congestion so you may be better off using the following alternative route: Take the M4 to J19 and go onto M32. Leave M32 at J3 and follow signs for Bath (A4). Go through Keynsham (five miles) and Saltford (eight miles). Take the right-hand exit off the dual-carriage way onto Lower Bristol Road (A4). After one mile turn right under railway bridge into Twerton High Street (signposted Bath City FC) and the ground is the second turning on the left.

BY RAIL

The closest station to Twerton Park is Oldfield Park, which involves changing at either Bristol or Bath. Trains to Bath Spa leave from Paddington and take approximately 90 minutes. If travelling to Bath Spa, Twerton Park is approximately two miles away so a taxi or bus may be the order of the day.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

BISHOP'S STORTFORD

Woodside Park,
Dunmow Road,
Bishop's Stortford,
Hertfordshire.
CM23 5RG
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01279 306248   Map
 

BY ROAD

M25 then M11 northbound until junction 8. This junction has two exits: take the first, signposted to Bishop's Stortford and the services. At the roundabout take the second exit (A120) and at the next roundabout take the first exit into Dunmow Road (A1250). After about 400 yards take the first right, opposite the golf club, into Woodside Industrial Park and follow the road around to your right. The ground and car park are straight ahead.

BY RAIL

Bishop's Stortford station is served by trains from Liverpool Street. The ground is a good 20 minute walk from the station: leave the station building and turn right. Go up the slope and take the first right. Cross the railway line and walk to the t-junction. Turn left into London Road and at the traffic lights turn right into Dunmow Road. Follow this road, passing the Red Cow pub on your right, an Unwins off-license on the left, a Toyota garage on the right and, at a roundabout, a Land Rover garage on the left. Go straight across this roundabout and do likewise at the next roundabout. Take the next turning on the left, into Woodside Industrial Park. Follow the road round to the right, continue straight on and the ground is in front of you.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

BOGNOR REGIS TOWN

Nyewood Lane,
Bognor Regis,
West Sussex.
PO21 2TY
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01243 822325   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M25 at junction 7 and take the M23 to its end. Join the A24 and follow this to Findon. Turn right onto the A280 and then right onto the A27. Follow this for about eight miles and take the A29 (Fontwell Avenue) towards Bognor Regis. Once in Bognor itself, turn right at a roundabout onto the A259 towards Chichester. Taket he first left into Hawthorn Road and then the eighth left into Nyewood Lane. The ground is on the right.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Bognor Regis. Come out of the front of the station and turn right, across the traffic lights. Walk along Linden Road to the next roundabout and turn left into Victoria Road. Take the second right into Sylvan Way on the right and at the end turn right into Nyewood Lane. The ground is on the left.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

BRAINTREE TOWN

Cressing Road Stadium,
Braintree,
Essex.
CM7 3RD
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01376 345617   Map
 

BY ROAD

M25 through the Darford Tunnel and leave at junction 28, taking the A12 towards Chelmsford and Colchester. Follow the A12 past Chelmsford and leave at junction 21, the B1389 towards Witham. In Witham turn left onto the B1018 and follow this to Braintree. At Galley's Corner (with McDonald's on the left) take the second exit from the roundabout into Cressing Road. After approximately three-quarters of a mile turn left into Clockhouse Way. The ground is on the left.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Braintree. Turn right out of the station and follow the road round to the left. Go straight across into Railway Street and then turn right into Trinovantian Way. At the end turn right onto Manor Street and follow this to the end, after it becomes Lakes Road. Turn left onto Chapel Hill, take the second right into Clouckhouse Way and follow this round to the left. The ground is on the right.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

BROMLEY

Hayes Lane,
Bromley,
Kent.
BR2 9EF
 
  Official Bromely FC site
Back to Hayes Lane
Tel: 020 8460 5291   Map
 

BY ROAD

From the Bexleyheath/Welling area, head under the Danson underpass and go straight across the roundabout. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Hurst Road and follow this to the end. Turn left at the traffic lights and go straight across the next two sets of lights. Pass Queen Mary's Hospital on your left and go straight across (second exit) the roundabout at the junction with the A20. Follow this road (A222), going straight on at the traffic lights at Chislehurst War memorial and also the roundabout by the cricket ground. Go down the hill, under the railway bridge and up the other side before turning right at the roundabout, remaining on the A222. At the traffic lights, take the second left into Page Heath Lane (B265). Turn left at the roundabout into Homesdale Road, still the B265.

At the lights at the end go basically straight across, this will involve turning left and the immediately right, into Hayes Lane. Ravensbourne School is on the right. Carry on through the width restriction and over the mini-roundabout. Shortly after this you will see a signpost for Bromley Football Club. Turn left down the concealed drive way. The Football Ground is situated at the end. If you have reached another mini-roundabout (adjacent to Norman Park) you have gone to far. The Car Park is behind the goal so turn left at the corner of the ground.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Bromley South, served by trains from Victoria, and generally inaccessible from the Welling area. If taking the train from Welling, go to Lewisham, change for a train to Grove Park and then change again for the shuttle to Bromley North.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

Alternatively, catch a 269 bus from Bexleyheath town centre to Bromley North.

From Bromley North you can catch the 119 bus, which runs past the ground and also stops at Bromley South. Get off bus at Norman Park and you will be just past the entrance to the ground.

From Bromley North, cross over the lights at the front of the station (with the bus stops on your right) and go down East Street, past The Railway pub. At the lights at Market Square cross over and walk straight ahead through the square. Walk down the pedestrianised High Street, with W.H. Smiths on the right. Go past Bromley South station and at the set of lights with Churchill Insurance on the corner, turn right into Westmoreland Road. Take the second left turn into Hayes Road. Walk to the end of Hayes Road and turn right into Hayes Lane. The ground is signposted on the left.

 

CAMBRIDGE CITY

City Ground,
Milton Road,
Cambridge.
CB4 1UY
 
  Official Website
Unofficially City
Tel: 01223 357973   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M11 at J13. At the top of the slip road turn right and head towards Cambridge on the A1303 Madingley Road. Continue on until you reach a mini roundabout, take the first exit into Northampton Street then go across the lights into Chesterton Lane. At the end of this road you will come to a large roundabout with a shop on it (Staples). Go straight on taking the left hand lane past the Portland Arms Pub on your left. Carry on for 100 yards and the entrance to the ground is on your left.

BY RAIL

Trains to Cambridge leave from King's Cross and take between 45 minutes and an hour to get there. The ground is approximately two and a half miles from the station.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

DORCHESTER TOWN

The Avenue Stadium,
Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester,
Dorset.
DT1 2RY
 
  Official website
Tel: 01305 262451   Map
 

BY ROAD

M25 then M3 to Southampton. At junction 14 follow signs for M27 west and Bournemouth. At junction 1 the M27 becomes the A31; remain on this road for approximately 25 miles, until Bere Regis roundabout. Here you take the A35 Tolpuddle Bypass to Dorchester. After the dual carriageway section of the bypass, you will come to Kingston Maurward roundabout, continue across the roundabout along the A35. Turn right at the next roundabout and right again in to the Tesco complex. At the roundabout inside the complex turn right again past the entrance to the petrol station and take the left hand fork to the Parking area. Terrace entrances are situated adjacent to this parking area, the bar and stand entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Dorchester South. Exit the station through the ticket office. Follow the station approach road to the end. (Next to the Station pub) Take a left to the traffic lights. At the lights continue straight across the railway bridge. The ground is about five minutes on the left hand side, just after Tesco. The bar and stand entrances are adjacent to the road, the terrace entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

EASTBOURNE BOROUGH

Langney Sports Club,
Priory Lane,
Langney,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex.
BN23 9QJ
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01323 766265   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave M25 at junction five and take the A21 towards Tonbridge. Turn right onto A26 towards Tunbridge Wells and follow this through Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough to the junction with A22. Pass Uckfield and remain on A22 towards Eastbourne. Shortly before Polegate take the first exit at the large roundabout, signposted A27 Eastbourne, Hastings & Bexhill. At the next roundabout, take the second exit towards Stone Cross and Westham (A22); at another roundabout shortly afterwards, take the first exit, signposted Stone Cross and Westham. Continue towards Stone Cross village, past Dittons Nursery on your left. Turn right (B2104) at the crossroads in the village, with the church on the left and the Red Lion pub on the right. After the railway bridge take the first exit at each of the double roundabouts into Hide Hollow (B2191). Ater passing Eastbourne Crematorium (on the right) turn right at the next roundabout into Priory Road. Langney Sports Club is located 200m on the left.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Pevensey & Westham. From the station turn left down the hill (Eastbourne Road) and follow this to the roundabout. Turn left into Priory Road and the ground is 200m on the left. If braving it, there is a footpath to the rear of the ground on the left just after the right-hand bend in Eastbourne Road.

Eastbourne station is a taxi or bus (routes 3/3A and 10/10A) ride away.
See the National Rail timetable for more details.

 

EASTLEIGH

Sparshatts Stadium,
Stoneham Lane,
Eastleigh,
Hampshire.
SO50 9HT
 
  Official Website
Jozef's Eastleigh F.C. Website
Tel: 023 8061 3361   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M3 at junction 13 and at the end of the slip road turn right into Leigh Road (A335). Get into the right hand lane and turn right into Passfield Avenue at the traffic lights. At the roundabout turn right (second exit) and then at the next roundabout turn left (first exit) into Stoneham Lane. Pass the Concorde Club and take the first right into Stoneham Lane. The ground is 100 yards on the left.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Southampton Airport Parkway.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

FISHER ATHLETIC

Champion Hill Stadium,
Edgar Kail Way,
East Dulwich,
London.
SE22 8BD
 
  Official Website
Tel: 020 7326 1360   Map
 

BY ROAD

Follow the South Circular (A205) towards Dulwich. At the junction by the Harvester pub leave the South Circular and take Lordship Lane (A2216) towards East Dulwich. Go straight across the roundabout and past East Dulwich station. Follow the signs to Sainsbury's which will take you left onto Edgar Kail Way. Take the first left into the car park just outside the ground.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is East Dulwich, served by trains from London Bridge. Turn left out of the station and when reaching a park on the left go through it. The turnstiles are at the lower car park on the left as you come out of the park.

Alternatively, take a Victoria train from anywhere on the Bexleyheath line and alight at Denmark Hill. Turn left out of the station and left again onto Champion Park Grove. Follow the road round to the right where it becomes Dog Kennel Hill. On reaching Sainsbury's turn right; the ground is next door.

See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE

Westleigh Park,
Martin Road,
Havant,
Hampshire.
PO9 5TH
 
  Hawks Net
It's Good to Squawk
Have I Got Hawks 4U
Tel: 023 9278 7822   Map
 

BY ROAD

Follow the A3 southwards until it becomes the A3M. Just after that take the B2149 turning, signposted to Emsworth. At the top of the sliproad turn left, follow the road to a small roundabout and turn right. Continue along this road into Rowlands Castle and you'll be confronted by a small double roundabout. Go straight over the first and right at the second, taking the road running down the right hand side of the Shell petrol station. Follow this road round until it becomes a dual carriageway. At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Bartons Road. The ground will be on your right. At the top of the hill immediately after a pedestrian crossing, turn right into Martin Road. The entrance to the ground is several hundred yards along the road on your right.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Havant. Leave the station by the north exit (no ticket office). Walk north up Leigh Road, directly ahead of you on leaving the station. The road eventually comes to a dead end by a junction onto a dual carriageway. Cross the road and walk along the right hand side of the dual carriageway (this is pavemented, the route runs along a housing estate). Continue up to the next set of traffic lights and looking right you should see a dead end road and the ground's floodlights. Turn into the road and the ground entrance is a hundred yards on the left.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

HAYES & YEADING UNITED

Church Road,
Hayes,
Middlesex.
UB3 2LE
 
  Official Website
Tel: 020 8573 2075   Map
 

BY ROAD

M25 then M4 towards London. Leave M4 at junction 3 and head north onto the A312. Cross the first large roundabout onto the Hayes bypass and then take the A4020 Uxbridge Road westbound. After crossing three sets of traffic lights, turn left into Church Road. The ground is on your right after approx 500 yards.

Alternatively leave the M25 at junction 16 and take the A40(M) towards London. Go straight over one large junction (Denham Roundabout) and under the next (Swakeleys Roundabout). Take next slip road towards Hillingdon. At the traffic lights turn right into Long Lane (A437) and at lights at the end turn left onto the Uxbridge Road (A4020). Hayes is about two miles. Turn right into Church Road opposite the Adam & Eve pub, signposted Hayes Football Club, and the ground is on your right after approx 500 yards.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Hayes & Harlington, served by trains from Paddington. Turn right outside the station and walk through the shopping area to the end of the pedestrianised area. Turn left into Botwell Lane and just after the swimming pool, turn right at the roundabout into Church Road. The ground is 500 yards on the left.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

LEWES

The Dripping Pan,
Mountfield Road,
Lewes,
East Sussex.
BN7 2XD
 
  Official Website
The Mighty Rooks
Tel: 01273 472100   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M25 at junction 5 and take the A21 to Tonbridge before joining the A26. Stay on the A26 until reaching Lewes. Follow the signs to the railway station. From here turn left and then left again into Mountfield Road. The ground is on the right.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Lewes. The ground is behind the station.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

MAIDENHEAD UNITED

York Road,
Maidenhead,
Berkshire.
SL6 1SF
 
  Official Maidenhead United Website
Unofficial Maidenhead United Website
Tel: 01628 624739   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M4 at Junction 8/9 and follow signs for Maidenhead town centre. Go under the railway bridge, and follow the one-way system round to the first roundabout. Take the fourth exit, and take a left at the cinema along Broadway. Go down the hill, and the second road on the right is the car park. York Road is a short walk across the road.

BY RAIL

Trains to Maidenhead leave from Paddington and take approximately 30 minutes.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

NEWPORT COUNTY

Newport Stadium,
Spitty Park,
Langland Way,
Newport,
Gwent.
NP19 4PT
 
  Official Website
Over the Bridge Exiles
Amber Army
Newport County Supporters Club
NCAFC Web
Tel: 01633 662262   Map
 

BY ROAD

M4 to junction 24, crossing the Severn Bridge. Take the first exit at the roundabout, left at the next roundabout and then straight over next two roundabouts. Take the first left and then left again into the stadium's car park.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Newport. Taxis are recommended, though you can take the bus. To get to the bus station go straight into town from the railway station via the underpass. At the end turn left, keep straight past Principality Building Society and Halifax and right into Upper Dock Street. The bus station is off to the left. Stand 23 for either No. 9 or No. 16 bus.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

ST. ALBANS CITY

Clarence Park,
York Road,
St. Albans,
Hertfordshire.
AL1 4PL
 
  SaintsNet (Official)
Tel: 01727 864296   Map
 

BY ROAD

Leave the M25 at junction 22 and take the A1081, following the signs to St. Albans. At the rounabout take the A1081 exit and follow this for approx 1 mile. At the mini roundabout just after Waters car showrooms turn right into Alma Road. At the traffic lights turn right into Victoria Street and continue to the junction with Crown pub. Go straight across into Clarence Road and the ground is the first on the left, after about 50 yards. Alternatively take the second turning on the left into York Road; the ground entrance is at the end of the road on the left.

A small amount of parking is available at the Clarence Road entrance; if full the station car park (£1) or surrounding roads can be used.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is St Albans City on the Thameslink service from London Bridge, Blackfriars, Farringdon and Kings Cross (Thameslink). On arriving at St. Albans, turn left into Station Way and at the end turn right onto Hatfield Road. At the traffic lights by the Crown pub turn left into Clarence Road. The ground is the first left.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

SUTTON UNITED

Borough Sports Ground,
Gander Green Lane,
Sutton,
Surrey.
SM1 2EY
 
  Official Website
Gandermonium
From the Lane
Supporters Trust
Tel: 020 8644 4440   Map
 

BY ROAD

There are two options when travelling to Sutton. The first is to take the M25 to junction 8, turning onto the A217 towards Sutton. Follow this for approximately six miles and at the Belmont Roundabout ignore the signs for Sutton. Instead remain on the A217 (London) until the traffic lights at the junction with the A232. Turn right into Cheam Road and then take the sixth turning on the left into Gander Green Lane. The ground is on the right just after the Plough.

Alternatively, head through Sidcup to Crittals Corner and take the A224 (Sevenoaks Way) towards Orpington. Follow this past the signs for Orpington and at the traffic lights turn right into Spur Road. This is the A232: remain on this road until you reach Sutton. Go round the one-way system and after you pass over the railway line take the first right into Gander Green Lane. The ground is on the right just after the Plough.

BY RAIL

West Sutton station is next to the ground. On leaving the station turn right into Gander Green Lane and the ground is immediately on the right.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

THURROCK

Ship Lane,
Grays,
Essex.
RM19 1YN
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01708 865492   Map
 

BY ROAD

Take the M25 to junction 30, the first exit after the Dartford Tunnel. At the roundabout take the third exit into Ship Lane and the ground is approximately 200 yards on the right.

BY RAIL

The nearest station is Chafford Hundred. From there walk to Lakeside shopping centre and on to the bus station. Take the 372 towards Hornchurch and alight just before the ground in Ship Lane. Alternatively take the train to Rainham and then the 372 bus towards Lakeside, alighting in Ship Lane just after crossing the dyke.
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 

WESTON-SUPER-MARE

Woodspring Stadium,
Winterstoke Road,
Weston-super-Mare,
Somerset.
BS24 9AA
 
  Official Website
Tel: 01934 621618   Map
 

BY ROAD

M25 then M4 to junction with M5. Take the M5 south and leave at junction 21, turning onto the A370. Proceed along the dual carriageway to the fourth roundabout and turn left. At the mini-roundabout go straight ahead (second exit) and follow this over the railway bridge. The ground is on the right.

BY RAIL

Woodspring Park is approximately 30 minutes walk from Weston-super-Mare railway station. Leave the station via the exit opposite the main entrance. When you come to a busy roundabout, with Aldi on the left, go straight across. Head to the right of Halfords and follow the road through the shopping area, passing KFC drive-through. Go straight over the big roundabout and turn right at the mini-roundabout shortly after. Go over the railway bridge and the ground is on the right
See the Railtrack timetable for more details.

 
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