Monkton Bluefriars

Training | Head Races | Regattas

This event has a website.

There is a Google map for this event.

Race Information

Information about entries and results can be found on the website. Click the link above.


Supporters are requested NOT to park cars in the trailer field (Point B on the map). Parking is not easy, and you may have a fairly long walk. Suggestions for parking: either in side streets in Saltford, or at upstream end of the course near Newbridge (Point D on the map).

Please note that parking at the Riverside inn is limited to their clients and to patrons of their restaurant and bars. Other parking is not allowed there without explicit permission from the management. In recent years, arrangements have been made to park a few cars in the overflow car park of the Riverside inn. There are not very many places and only ' early birds' will get them.

Watching the Race

View of Racing is limited near the boathouse. Either stay near the finishing line, or walk up the bank for about 1200 metres with no view until you come to open space with good views. You can walk all the way to the start.

The best views of the race from the bank, anywhere from the start to the top of the long reach about 1000m before the finish. (Boots recommended).

It is possible to watch the start of races by walking, or by driving towards Bath. Starting at Saltford, stick to A4 until first set of lights (about 2 miles). Fork left at the lights, then go over the river and park.


Portaloos are hired for the day and placed near the trailer park

Food is provided at Avon County Rowing Club

There is a pub with food at the marina 200m downstream from boathouses and another near the start. The 'Jolly Sailor' is about a mile downstream from the finish.

Reminder: Please do NOT park cars in the trailer field.

If these notes contain errors, or if you have is suggestions for improvements or additions, please e-mail text to Julian Bewick