ADDRESS: The Camrose, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6EZ |
RECORD ATTENDANCE: 5,085 vs. Wycombe Wanderers, F.A. Cup 1st Round, November 1997
DIRECTIONS: By Road:
From M3: Exit at Junction 7 - (A30) follow dual carriageway to mini roundabout - over roundabout.
Up to a large roundabout (if running late see 'CAR PARKING') take the 2nd exit into Western Way and the ground car park is 50 yards on the right. Entrance to the ground is via 2 turnstiles opposite the Social Club.
From M4: Exit at Junction 11 (A33) to Basingstoke. Dual carriageway to small roundabout, over roundabout - dual carriageway up to roundabout, over roundabout on to single carriageway, over small roundabout and through two sets of traffic lights and on to dual carriageway. Follow dual carriageway to large roundabout - take 3rd exit. Follow dual carriageway (under railway bridge) up to next roundabout (with 'Red Wavy Men' on it) take the 1st exit. Up to the large (ring-road) roundabout - take 2nd exit (sign-posted M3) onto the dual-carriageway ring-road STAY RIGHT - up to the next roundabout.
At this roundabout - take the 3rd exit (A30) and follow dual-carriageway to next roundabout - straight across (A30). At the next roundabout - take 1st exit (A30) (if running late see 'CAR PARKING' below). As you drive up the carriageway you'll see the ground and Main Stand on the right. At the next roundabout, take the 5th exit into Western Way - the ground car park is 50 yards on the right. Entrance to the ground is via 2 turnstiles opposite the Social Club.
From Newbury A339: Follow single carriageway as you enter Basingstoke and straight across the mini roundabout. Follow the dual-carriageway up to large roundabout - take 2nd exit (A30) up to next roundabout - go straight across (A30) and up to the next roundabout - take the 3rd exit (A30) (as you drive up the carriageway you'll see the ground on the right). At next roundabout - take 5th exit into Western Way - the Camrose car park is 50 yards on the right.
CAR PARKING - The car park at the ground gets full fairly early, if you arrive within 20 mins of kick-off we suggest you try the Retail Park public car park (free) opposite the ground.
Basingstoke Station is based next to the town center, about 1.5 miles from the Camrose. It is easily accessible from London Waterloo, Reading and Southampton. The ground can be reached in three ways:
By Foot: (approx. 30-40 min walk) Walk straight out of the station and down the steps towards the road. Cross the road and go into the shopping center, next to Sainsbury's. Continue straight ahead passing Boots, WH Smith's, Woolworths and Superdrug. You will reach some doors that go into Festival Place next to the Sports Center. Go through these and continue straight ahead again, passing Mark's and Spencer's, Virgin, The Body Shop and Priceless shoes. At this open area, head between Madhouse and Claire's Accessories towards some more doors out of Festival Place. Go out of these and, ignoring the steps on the left, head forwards passing the Woolwich and McColl's. Now head all the way up the hill in front of you, passing The Haymarket Theater. You should reach an open area (which includes McDonald's) with four pedestrianised roads heading into it (including the one you have just walked up). Take the second one to your right (NOT heading down the other side of the Museum) and walk passed Basingstoke Service Center and Chicago's. You should now meet a junction with some traffic lights. Go straight ahead at these until the road splits into two. Take the left turn down Winchester Road. Follow this, passing Jim's Chinese on your right and eventually The King of Wessex pub on your left. Continue until you reach a roundabout. Continue straight ahead at this roundabout using the underpass provided. Come through the underpass so you are on the right side of Winchester Road. You should pass B&Q which is on your left on the other side of the road. Continue straight ahead until you see the main stand of The Camrose. Continue passed this, turning left through a gap in the fence which takes you down into The Camrose car park.
By Bus: (approx. 10-15min ride) Walk straight out of the station and down the steps towards the road. Cross the road and go into the shopping center, next to Sainsbury's. Continue straight ahead passing Boots, WH Smith's, Woolworths and Superdrug. You will reach some doors that go into Festival Place next to the Sports Center. Go through these and turn left, passing H&M and JD Sports. When you reach some escalators go around them and through the doors, down a slope and into the bus station. Now, catch either the Number 1 service to Hatch Warren or Number 3 Service to South Ham, asking the driver for either The Camrose or Brighton Hill Retail Park. Click the stop button just after you pass the bus stop next to B&Q, as The Camrose is the next stop. Return fare should be no more than £3 for adults.
By Taxi: (approx. 5-10 min ride) Walk out of the train station. On your left is a taxi rank with a number of London Cabs. Ask the driver for The Camrose. Fare should be about £5.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Basingstoke (BR)
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