Brian Caffarey - 6th September 2009
Basingstoke Town FC
Basingstoke RG22 6EZ
Leaves 5.30pm (not 6pm as originally advertised); £10 members, £14 non-members. Phone the Club Shop (01483 772470) to book your place.
The directions on the Basingstoke Town website from the M3 are as follows:
By Car 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' below), take the 2nd exit into Western Way and the ground car park is 50 yards on the right. Entrance to the ground is via two turnstiles opposite the Social Club.
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.
Directions to alternative parking:- Do not take the 2nd exit into 'Western Way' but go straight over the large roundabout and get into the RIGHT HAND SLIP LANE as you pass the 'Main Stand' on your left. Turn RIGHT at the traffic lights (approx. 50 yds) at McDonalds. Follow the road round, park and walk back over the pedestrian crossing and into the ground's 'Winchester Road' gate to the left of the main stand. Entry to the ground is via two turnstiles opposite the Social Club. into Western Way and the ground car park is 50 yards on the right.
The ground is 30-40 minutes’ walk from the station. If you don’t fancy walking, you should be able to get a taxi at the station. Trains leave Woking at 18.13, 18.35 and 18.46 and take just under 20 minutes. Trains back are at 22.09 and 22.54.
The Basingstoke Town website gives the following excellent directions if you’re on foot, providing a simultaneous guide to the town’s retail delights. Walk straight out of the station and down the steps towards the road. Cross the road and go into the shopping centre, next to Sainsbury's. Continue straight ahead passing Boots, WH Smith's and Superdrug. You will reach some doors that go into Festival Place next to the Sports Centre. Go through these and continue straight ahead again, passing Marks 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 Theatre. 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 past Basingstoke Service Centre 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 past this, turning left through a gap in the fence which takes you down into The Camrose car park.